You know how college campuses are supposedly a hot bed for casual sex thanks to Millennial hook-up culture?
Well, apparently it’s not true.
A new study has found that the sexual activity of students hasn’t increased over the past few decades.
I know. I’m as disappointed as you are. Looks like I will not be attending college in September after all.
Despite what you might have heard, less than a third of college students surveyed from 2002 to 2010 had sex with more than one person in the preceding year. That’s about the same as in the 1980’s and 90’s.
But there has been some changes to how college are having sex.
Namely, college students nowadays were more likely to say that they had sex with a friend or a “casual date” rather than a regular partner or a spouse. Out of the sexually active college students, 68% had sex with a friend in the last year. Beforehand, only 56% of the students surveyed had sex with a friend.
“We’re not living in a new era of no-holds-barred sexuality,” said Martin Monto, the University of Portland sociology professor who co-wrote the study.
Well that’s a shame.
So why then have we been told that college students have having sex with everything that moves?
Probably because the college student’s method of hooking up is strange and disturbing to the crusty old Deans that think they should get married before seeing each other naked.
I for one have always been a staunch supporter of hook up culture. But that’s because I’m terrified of commitment (please don’t tell my wife!).
But Sebastian Milla, a recent UCLA graduate interning at its Art & Global Health Center, explained to the LA Times that, “…you graduate after four years, and the person you based your life around might get a job in Zimbabwe…For a lot of people, it just doesn’t make sense.”
These students aren’t horny. They’re driven. They don’t have time for relationships because they’re working for their dream career because ever since they were young they’ve been told they were special.
So what do you want America?
Exceptionalism or people going steady?