A: My biggest surprise when I started this project was the answers I heard from young men.
Technological advancements such as the automobile and movie theaters brought young couples out of their parents' homes, and out from their watchful eyes, giving them more freedom and more opportunity to engage in sexual activity.
A hookup is a single act involving sexual intimacy, and it’s supposed to be a liberating experience.
A culture of hooking up, as far as my students have talked about it, is monolithic and oppressive, and where sexual intimacy is supposed to occur only within a very particular context.
People are marrying and beginning families at ages later than previous generations while becoming sexually mature at an earlier age.
As a result, Garcia and other scholars argue that young adults are able to reproduce physiologically but are not psychologically or socially ready to 'settle down' and begin a family.
You’re teaching yourself how to have sex without connecting, and spending a lot of time resisting intimacy can create a challenge when you’re actually in a relationship.