Title

Defining Hooking-Up: Anything from Kissing to Sex?

Presenter Information

Greta Stuhlsatz

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom C/D

Start Date

16-5-2013

End Date

16-5-2013

Abstract

This study used 727 participants' survey responses to analyze definitions of hooking-up as well as look at differing definitions with regards to gender. Respondents were asked to report whether specific sexual behaviors represented hooking-up or not. Participants were asked to respond the question: "If this were the only behavior that happened between two people, ________________ would be considered a hook-up." Frequencies of sexual behaviors being reported as hooking-up were analyzed. Gender difference between frequency of positive reports were found in the activities of "fondling-clothes off," "fondling-under clothes," "deep kissing without tongue," and "spending the night." For all of these activities, women reported the behavior to be a hook-up with higher frequency than men. (Editor’s Note: This presentation may contain adult themes, content, or imagery.)

Poster Number

41

Faculty Mentor(s)

Duane Dowd

Additional Mentoring Department

Family and Consumer Sciences

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Defining Hooking-Up: Anything from Kissing to Sex?

SURC Ballroom C/D

This study used 727 participants' survey responses to analyze definitions of hooking-up as well as look at differing definitions with regards to gender. Respondents were asked to report whether specific sexual behaviors represented hooking-up or not. Participants were asked to respond the question: "If this were the only behavior that happened between two people, ________________ would be considered a hook-up." Frequencies of sexual behaviors being reported as hooking-up were analyzed. Gender difference between frequency of positive reports were found in the activities of "fondling-clothes off," "fondling-under clothes," "deep kissing without tongue," and "spending the night." For all of these activities, women reported the behavior to be a hook-up with higher frequency than men. (Editor’s Note: This presentation may contain adult themes, content, or imagery.)