One enterprising young fellow even crunched his own numbers for the NCHA to determine the mean number of partners in the 9+ category in an effort to prove me wrong.

The sluttiest guys are sluttier than the sluttiest girls.

The only way that’s possible is if slutty guys are banging girls less slutty than themselves.

Which is what I have been saying all along, and directly contradicts Walsh’s explanation of players banging whores.

In an effort to gain additional insight about the sexual behavior of college students, especially the highly promiscuous, I have conducted an exhaustive search for the past week to uncover any and all pertinent data. perceived sexual behavior on American college campuses: More college students hook up than actually date, but most prefer to date, Washington Post, 5/9/10A new study by psychologists at James Madison University found — not surprisingly — that college students hooked up almost twice as often as they went on actual dates. The majority of students from both genders said that given the choice, they preferred traditional dating.

All things being equal, 95 percent of female students said they would choose dating over hooking up, and 77.5 percent of men said the same. Arnie Kahn, one of three co-authors of the study, which grew out of undergraduate student Carolyn Bradshaw’s thesis, says it comes down to something called “pluralistic ignorance.” Essentially: Everybody’s doing it, so it must be good.

One of Kahn’s previous studies on the topic found that both men and women overestimated the degree to which the opposite gender enjoyed hooking up — described in this study as “a sexual encounter, usually lasting only one night, between people who are strangers or brief acquaintances.”Furthermore, students overestimated how much members of their own gender liked hooking up.

“Because everybody else is hooking up you assume that they do it because they like it.

A frequent source of debate here is the question of what percentage of students in college are participating in hookup culture, i.e. Regular readers know that I have made the following tentative statement: Overall, the sexes show very little difference in the number of sexual partners.

This would seem to confirm the hypothesis that a small percentage of promiscuous students are engaging in casual sex with one another, while a much larger group has a few partners during college, and well over a third of students have no sex at all. In other words, there are approximately equal numbers of each sex having most of the casual sex.