The term "hooking up", meaning an instance of casual sex, differs from hook up culture.
A hook up is an act that involves sexual intimacy, claimed by many to be a sexually liberating act.
But, on the contrary, girls will have sex with their partner in order to match them.
Journalist Sabrina Weill asserts that "casual teen attitudes toward sex—particularly oral sex—reflect their confusion about what is normal behavior," and adds that they "are facing an intimacy crisis that could haunt them in future relationships.
Studies have shown that most high school girls are more interested in a relationship compared to high school boys, who are mostly interested in sex.