Not surprisingly, most of what they know about student "hookup" culture comes from alarmist news reports of "risky sex" and the American Pie movies, not serious scholarship.In her new book, Hooking Up: Sex, Dating, and Relationships on Campus (New York University Press, 2008), Bogle wields the tools of the sociologist, employing in-depth interviews with students and graduates from two unnamed universities -- one a large East Coast public university, the other a smaller Roman Catholic institution in the Northeast -- and placing the culture of hooking up in a historical context.Last year I heard a frat guy ask one of my sorority sisters, “Pencil me into your dance card?
Drawing the line between unhealthy and abusive can be hard.
It can be hard to determine where your relationship falls, especially if you haven’t dated a lot.
In a healthy relationship: A healthy partner is not excessively jealous and does not make you feel guilty when you spend time with family and friends.
Twenty-four percent of students have never hooked up, and 28% have hooked up more than 10 times.
The other 48% fall somewhere in the middle, hooking up occasionally or with the same person consistently. It’s a myth."College students definitely monitor each other’s behavior,” Dr. “People always say they don’t care what other people do, but when you actually look at what’s going on, everyone always wants to know what everyone else is doing.” As a result, students who aren’t the biggest fans of the hook-up culture are made to feel like they like it, and therefore continue to participate.