History[ edit ] The rise of hookups, a form of casual sexhas been described by evolutionary biologist Justin Garcia and others as a cultural revolution that had its beginnings in the s. 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. Research on hookups is not seated within a singular disciplinary sphere; it sits at the crossroads of theoretical and empirical ideas drawn from a diverse range of fields, including psychologyanthropologysociologybiologymedicineand public health. It is hard to make sense of the hookup culture with understanding why it exists in society and why individuals participate in the culture. Boodram, hooking up is nothing more than settling; it is the microwaveable burrito of sex. It can range from acts that involve kissing, oral sexor sexual intercourse. A hookup is an act that involves sexual intimacyclaimed by many to be a sexually liberating act. On the other hand, hookup culture is thought to be oppressive and monolithic, with intimacy only occurring within a specific context. Where men use hooking up to increase sexual experiences and gain their manhood, women tend to hook up with the hopes of it becoming a long-term relationship and to satisfy their partner.
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