Could the ready availability of sex provided by dating apps actually be making men respect women less? The trend toward marrying later may be what is fueling the hookup scene on college campuses. Garcia and others have noted that the "past decade has witnessed an explosion in interest in the topic of hookups, both scientifically and in the popular media. Lisa Wade, a sociologist, documents that 19th century white fraternity men often had what would be called hookup sex with prostitutes, poor women, and the women they had enslaved. Another study was based on a survey of over 18, college students from ages 18—
The American Academy of Pediatrics has argued that media representations of sexuality may influence teen sexual behavior,  and this view is supported by a number of studies.
This peer culture is not only amongst college students, but it may start to develop around the time puberty starts in middle school for both genders around the age of eleven to fourteen years old. Studies have generally shown that greater alcohol use is associated with more sexual activity in the course of a hookup. Some research shows that hook up regret is gendered, with women tending to regret hooking up much more than men do. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. The New York Times. But evidence exists that young women are propelling it too.