"And the more likely that you're going to engage in it."Hooking up Holman and her colleagues queried 274 college students on how they defined the term "hookup" and how often they themselves hooked up.
The term can include anything from making out to sexual intercourse, Holman said, but the most common meaning among the students she studied was nonrelationship sex that was spontaneous and alcohol-driven.
"But this hooking-up culture is risky, so how can we help educate them so if they're part of the subculture, they can engage in it safely?
D., co-author of the study and an assistant professor of sociology at Missouri State University.
“Not everybody who has same-sex relationships is secretly gay,” says co-author Arielle Kuperberg, Ph.
D., director of Undergraduate Studies in Sociology at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, who has written extensively on student relationships.
Safe sex Talking about hooking up, however, was common, with 84 percent of students reporting they'd talked with their friends at school about hookups.
People who talked about hooking up were more likely to approve of and take part in hookups, Holman found.