In the early 2000s, 59.3 percent of young adults studied had sex weekly or more within the year.
Twenty years earlier, 65.2 percent reported that experience.
“To the guy who gave me the best study break of my life in between the bookshelves at Main Stacks — you rock my world,” wrote one poster to the anonymous, open “UC Berkeley hookups” page on Facebook. Call me;-)” Bahadori says students in her generation are more aware of their sexuality and less constricted by “old-school values.” “I think people are trying to deal with their sex lives from a more honest place, and I think that’s admirable,” she said.
Despite the ambiguity of the term "hookup," 84 percent of students reported that they had discussed theirs with friends in the previous four months.
Over 50 percent reported at least one and a third reported at least two hookups during the school year, indicating that these liaisons -- however the students defined them -- were common.
I got my male friend to send the same question to 30 of his (female) matches and the responses were telling.
Of the nine who replied, only one said she was open to a hook-up.