Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
promescuity, sex, gender, college
While much literature exists on college students and casual sex, few studies provide an in-depth direct comparison of a male versus female perspective of a specific population. The purpose of this study was to examine the sexual culture and “hookup” scene among students at a small liberal arts college in the northeast United States and to distinguish the differences between men and women in perceiving and experiencing sexual interaction. An open-ended questionnaire was created using the online survey instrument, Google Forms. The survey was distributed to 500 random student e-mail addresses. While some responses were synonymous with previous studies and there were some differences, both men and women appear to be similarly accepting of sexual interaction, regardless of gender. Contrary to their own perceptions about the opposite sex, participants did not perceive or experience the act of hooking up all that differently.
Fish, Kelsey, "Sex and the College Hookup: Gender Differences in Perceiving and Experiencing Sexual Interaction" (2014). Honors Theses and Student Projects. 518.