Question: Why is alcohol important in hookup culture?

Importantly, the use of alcohol in sexual encounters can increase the likelihood that individuals experience both emotional (i.e., depression, guilt, shame) and physical risk (i.e., sexually transmitted infections, unwanted pregnancies) (e.g., Weinstock et al., 2004; Lewis et al., 2012); thus, research with a focus on

Do you drink before a hookup?

Across various studies, the average number of drinks before hooking up ranges anywhere between 3 and 6 drinks, which, depending on your body mass and tolerance can mean anything from mild intoxication to being pretty wasted.

What are the potential advantages of the hook up culture?

Conclusions. For some young women, hooking up has benefits that can include meeting their needs for social connection, sexual exploration and intimacy, and fun/enjoyment.

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