This is talking about college and not Middle and High School, but I should note that I’ve always found the high rates of sexual activity published in literature and articles to be a bit dubious, if only because I remember filling out one of those surveys in the 8th grade and they were not bastions of truthfulness, at least from the boys. Likewise, I remember the painful awkwardness of middle school and early High School… and because of that, assumptions of debauchery strike me as a bit strange.
“Despite racy headlines suggesting that college kids are increasingly choosing casual liaisons over serious relationships, a new study presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association finds that just under one-third of college students have had more than one partner in the past year…So kids aren’t hooking up more than they ever were, or even more than their parents did, which is what recent media coverage has implied.”
Maia Szalavitz reports: Recent claims about the hookup culture among college students are greatly exaggerated, it seems. Despite racy headlines suggesting that college kids are increasingly choosin…
Read it all: “The Truth About the Hookup Culture Among College Students”: Maia Szalavitz