Study casts light on 'hook-up culture' on US campuses
NEW YORK CITY, New York (AFP) - Somewhat fewer United States (US) college students are having frequent sex, compared to their Generation X predecessors, but those who do are more likely to be getting it on with a casual date or pal.
That's according to a study into so-called "hook-up culture" presented on Tuesday by two researchers at the University of Portland in Oregon at a national convention of sociologists in New York.
Mr Martin Monto and Ms Anna Carey compared responses from 18-to-25-year-olds who attended at least one year of university in 1988-1996 to data from their counterparts in 2002-2010.
Using data from the General Social Survey, they wanted to see if there was hard evidence to prove that "hook-up culture" has flourished on American campuses over the past decade, as popular media reports insist.