Jennifer Aubrey and Siobhan Smith have found that between genders there are minimal differences when it comes to behavior and frequency in hookups; on the other hand, women still face a harder social stigma, because their social status decreases with increased sexual partners, while men's social status increases with more sexual partners. Currier, she explores how the phrase "hooking up" conveys different meanings depending on whether a man or woman uses it when describing their sexual encounters; furthermore, Currier notes that men use "hooking up" to emphasize their masculinity and heterosexuality whereas women use the phrase to preserve their femininity by being strategically ambiguous in order to downplay their sexual desires.Studies have shown that most high school girls are more interested in a relationship compared to high school boys, who are mostly interested in sex.Those who have engaged in hookups that involve penetrative sex are 600% more likely to hookup again during the same semester.Self-esteem is also an indicator: men with high self-esteem and women with low self-esteem are more likely to have multiple sexual partners, but hookups are less likely among both genders when they have high self-esteem.Historians D'Emilio and Freedman put the beginning of casual sex, including college hookups, further back in history, to the early 1800s, and explain the phenomenon as shaped by historical and cultural forces.They give as examples planter class white men who had casual sex with enslaved African American women, and white male college students who had casual sex with both white and black women.
On the other hand, hook up culture is thought to be oppressive and monolithic, with intimacy only occurring within a specific context.
A little over 31% reported to having at least one sexual partner per year, and about 50% said that they have had more than two sexual partners since the age of 18.
Perceptions of "frat boys" and how this stereotype seems to be the typical male how only pursues women to have sexual relations.
During this study, it was shown that girls in high school do not care as much as boys do on having sex in a relationship.
But, on the contrary, girls will have sex with their partner in order to match them.
This survey asked questions like how many sexual partners they have had since graduating high school, how many sexual partners per year, and how many times per week they have sex.