Most research examining the sexual behaviors of college students has focused on sexual risk taking and sexual aggression, or has examined consensual penetrative sex (Brown & Vanable, 2007; Cooper, 2002; Fielder & Carey, 2010a; Scott-Sheldon, Carey, & Carey, 2010).
Past research has also investigated casual sexual behavior (Bersamin, Paschall, Saltz, & Zamboanga, 2011; Fielder & Carey, 2010b; Regan & Dreyer, 1999), in addition to “friends with benefits” or nonrelational sexual experiences (Epstein, Calzo, Smiler, & Ward, 2009).
Underscoring the importance of examining hookups as a continuum of sexual behaviors, Fielder and Carey’s (2010b) event-level study found that while almost all of the hookups described by their sample of first-semester college women involved kissing (98%), less than one-third (27%) involved penetrative sex.
Of students who reported hooking up sometime within the past year (54.8%), chi-square analyses revealed that they were more likely to have been drinking when they met their partners the night of the hookup.
Females who were drinking beforehand and females who met their partners that night were more likely to feel discontent with their hookup decisions.
Similarly, exploring one’s sexuality has been categorized as an important developmental task during the period of adolescence to young adulthood (Stinson, 2010).
As emerging adults navigate the college environment with greater personal freedom and less adult oversight, they may also have increased opportunities to engage in sexual behavior (Fromme, Corbin, & Kruse, 2008).
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For example, Fielder and Carey (2010b) found that 64% of a first-semester female sample reported drinking at least one alcoholic drink prior to hooking up, and on average, participants reported consuming three drinks prior to hooking up.
In a recent study of college men, greater past-month alcohol use was associated with increased likelihood of hooking up (Olmstead, Pasley, & Fincham, 2012).
Among participants who consumed alcohol prior to their last hookup, a notable 30.7% of females and 27.9% of males indicated that they would likely not have hooked up with their partners had alcohol not been involved.