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This perception is exaggerated in the press and campus community but is not based in fact.
For example, some research has shown there to be a 30-40% virginity rate among college students.
Hooking Up also serves as a valuable reference for those who seek to understand (and decode) the sexual terminology and encounters of youth and young adults.”-Journal of Youth and Adolescence,“A page turner!
This book should be required reading for college students and their parents!
As casually as the sexual encounter begins, so it often ends with no strings attached; after all, it was “just a hook up.” While a hook up might mean anything from kissing to oral sex to going all the way, the lack of commitment is paramount.
A useful resource for college students who want to know what hooking up means to their classmates, Bogle's book is also relevant for parents trying to figure out why their darn kids are running around the bases backward.”-The Philadelphia Inquirer,“Hooking Up is a welcome, empirical addition that informs all readers of the collegiate state of affairs—sexual and otherwise.
It will be of particular interest to scholars in the fields of gender, sexuality, family, relationships, and higher education.”-Rachel Kalish, Gender & Society“This work is an excellent reflection on the continuing double standards for men and women and the consideration of gender norms in our ‘post-feminist’ culture will be appreciated by gender studies scholars as well as by researchers and practitioners interested in late adolescent and emerging adult sexuality.
A must read for undergraduate students, faculty and staff, and parents.
Summing up: Highly recommended.“- Choice “Bogle is a smart interviewer and gets her subjects to reveal intimate and often embarrassing details without being moralizing.
This evenhanded, sympathetic book on a topic that has received far too much sensational and shoddy coverage is an important addition to the contemporary literature on youth and sexuality.”- Publishers Weekly “Bogle’s prose engages the reader, and her positive rapport with her interviewees provides confidences typically reserved for best friends.