Teen sex hoockups
A couple of decades ago, a perception expert named Wilson Bryan Key, wrote a series of books on how sex was sold to people on a subliminal level to get them to buy useless products.I’ve been happily coupled for 45 years, but I have some regrets about my relationship. So studies that assess only regret provide little insight into hook-ups’ actual emotional impact.Other studies have investigated not just regret but a full range of possible emotional reactions.Compared with sober lovers, those who are drunk are substantially less likely to use contraception. Any romantic/sexual coupling can generate feelings of hurt and regret, but a study at Syracuse University suggests that, far from feeling victimized, women who hook up are typically assertive actors.
(Not to mention that as intoxication increases, erotic pleasure usually decreases.) Incidentally, alcohol lubricates not just young adult hook-ups but also a great deal of sex among lovers of all ages. Older adults uncomfortable with hook-ups assert that they reflect young men’s fantasies of porn-style, free-for-all sex, while denying young women’s preference for committed relationships. The researchers (Fielder & Carey, 2010) asked 118 women undergraduates why they’d hooked up: in what my generation called one-night stands.
Canadian researchers (Maticka-Tyndale et al., 1998) surveyed college students to identify those who hoped to have sex during the break.