Binge drinking increased the likelihood that students would have unprotected sex during their hookup by around one-third, and using marijuana during a hookup (which 11 percent of students reported) was associated with nearly double the risk of unprotected sex.
Surprisingly, truly casual hookups tended to be safer than others.
A full half of all men and 46.5 percent of women reported engaging in drinking (defined as 4 or more drinks for women and 5 or more for men) during or right before the hookup.
Students who were binge drinking (male as well as female) faced a higher risk of sexual assault.
Since women now earn more degrees than men, this means that many marriages are between a woman and a less educated husband, but contrary to widespread concerns, recent research finds this is no longer a risk factor for divorce.
Of these, only 13.3 percent included vaginal or anal sex.College students have essentially equal rates of hooking up and dating.Since beginning college, approximately 62 percent reported having hooked up, while 61 percent said they had gone out on a date.Women were not substantially more likely than men to regret their last hookup; only 14.5 percent of women, versus 12.5 percent of men, regretted their last hookup.Overall a similar number of men (48 percent) and women (45 percent) instead reported being glad about their most recent hookup encounter (the rest were neither glad nor regretful).In fact, 31 percent of women and 28 percent of men report they would not have hooked up with the partner at all had they not been drinking.Most students who described themselves as having ‘hooked up’ either didn’t have sex during their last hookup or used a condom when they did.Instead of going out on dates, young adults are supposedly meeting up at their homes to “Netflix and chill” or hooking up at big parties, then moving on to the next in a long series of casual sex partners.This is said to harm their chance of entering long-term romantic partnerships. We recently analyzed a survey of over 24,000 college students, collected at 22 colleges and universities around the United States between 20, and found that reports of the death of dating are greatly exaggerated.However this was not necessarily because men preferred more casual relationships.In fact, 71 percent of the men, compared to just 67 percent of the women, said they wished they had more opportunities to find a long-term romantic relationship.