In the workplace, the results can be just as disastrous, if not more so.It’s difficult enough to conduct research on sexual behavior.You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.As reviewed by Garcia and his co-authors, there are plenty. Despite the flood of media messages that hookups are okay, if not desirable, people may still feel that they’ve done something that violates their own internal standards.Feeling perhaps pressured to get involved because "everyone else is," they may develop performance anxiety, ironically setting the stage for future sexual dysfunction. As a result, young adults get a false sense of sexual empowerment, but are left feeling empty, lonely or regretful. According to Justin Garcia, sex researcher at the Kinsey Institute, over half the respondents in a recent study said they hook up because they hope to start a romantic relationship. Passionate sex and the ability to let loose makes a major difference. Unfortunately we live in a society where politeness is mistaken for something more. Moreover, if you know someone’s personality, you might see it wouldn’t work in the first place. It’s the idea (or reality) that dates are now replaced with casual hangouts or hookups that lack any real emotion. On top of that, mentally rehashing STD stats while getting oral is a total buzz kill. However, many are apprehensive saying after a few dates, women interpret this as “on track to a relationship.” As a result, they don’t ask. How else should women interpret PDAs, compliments and frequent communication? Ok, sex once a year sucks, but it beats a broken heart. They will not only respect you, but likely be more attracted to you. Who wants to date someone they laid on the first night?
In a comprehensive review of the status of research on casual sex, Kinsey Institute researcher Justin Garcia and his team from Binghamton University (2012) concluded that “Hookups are part of a popular cultural shift that has infiltrated the lives of emerging adults throughout the Westernized world” (p. And yet hookups pose a significant threat to the physical and psychological health of these young individuals.
But an article by Sacramento State University psychologist Melina Bersamin, to be published in an upcoming issue of is based on a multi-campus study led by Miami University psychologist Seth Schwartz (Bersamin et al., in press).
I am also an author in this very interesting investigation, which included data from over 3,900 undergraduates at 30 campuses around the United States.
Despite our 21st-century reality, many of our social norms remain tied to 20th-century sensibilities.
The old double standard still looks down on women, but either glorifies or fails to blame men who make a habit of having frequent, uncommitted sex.