The hook-up generation

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ROCHESTER, MINNESOTA – In the dating world, some call it a “hook up” or a casual fling, without the emotional attachment.

But a recent report shows this kind of sexual relationship in college culture, is not happening more than in past years, despite the common idea that it is.

A recent report from the University of Portland says that casual hookups in college may actually be happening less now.

Local therapists from Rochester agree.

“Instead of this generation is out doing this kind of thing, these generations in these areas show a lot of responsibility. They may not be having as many relationships because their focused on how they are getting through school,” said Sharon Davern, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

“I’m really not seeing much of an increase of people are saying that they are having a bit more sex with friends or more of a casual acquaintance kind of thing but overall not really an increase at all,” said Sex Therapist Connie Wheeler.

The study compared students’ sexual activity from two different time periods.

They looked at responses tracked from 1988 through 1996 to those from 2002 to 2010.

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