Sex outside of relationships is not new, Holman said, but people are increasingly willing to talk about it over the last few decades.
D., director of Undergraduate Studies in Sociology at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, who has written extensively on student relationships.
Today, people looking to experiment with same-sex relationships have more options than he did, says Nitz, and more acceptance too.
And of course, the Boy Scouts have since reversed their position too.
"But this hooking-up culture is risky, so how can we help educate them so if they're part of the subculture, they can engage in it safely?
, given as an exclusive to Marie Claire.com, shows that the labels “gay” and “straight” aren't always definitive.Kuperberg found that most people who identify as straight but have same-sex hookups are “experimenters:” students in college who want to try something new, without considering the experience something that changes their sexual identity.Others are part of a “performative bisexuality” group (primarily women, typically a low-level hookup, like kissing, in a public place), and a third set was made up of those whose sexual identity is in its early stages of evolving.These are people who may change their sexual identity with time and more experience.“Queer” is how Kate Stayman-London would identify herself now, but when she was in college in the mid-aughts, she wasn’t sure about her sexual identity.