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Hooking up in young adulthood: On the other hand, hook up culture is thought to be oppressive and monolithic, with intimacy only occurring within a specific context. Demographic and psychosocial correlates. Gender differences in casual sex in AIDS prevention: Because same-sex relationships are naturally removed from the reproductive motive, it may be possible that part of the larger hookup culture is borrowed from sexual subcultures involving greater emphasis on the positive erotic.