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Research challenges ‘hookup tradition’ view of university life

Research challenges 'hookup tradition' view of university life Whenever university life is examined through the lens of popular news, it's portrayed as newly hypersexualized, a "hookup culture" with an unprecedented amount of no-strings-attached sexual behavior. Nevertheless when scientists through the University of Portland contrasted sexual intercourse of current college-age grownups resistant to the behavior associated with exact same age bracket within the late-1980s and 1990s, the image does not hold. "We chose to find undergraduates having more intercourse, also a generally speaking more environment that is sexualized" stated Martin Monto, research writer and teacher of sociology in the University of Portland. "We don't realize that." They did find distinctions, though, including subsequent and fewer marriages and less expectation that relationships, including intimate people, would end in wedding. When it comes to many part, they discovered intimate behavior happens to be "relatively constant" for one fourth century. (more…)

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