Check out “This is real, this is the way that things are”: Hooking up as a pathway for sexual identity development among SGM emerging adults which has been published in Emerging Adulthood!
The study examined 24 interviews with SGM emerging adults to understand whether and how hooking up aided in the development of their sexual identities beyond their sexual orientation. It was found that hooking up did lead others to develop their sexual preferences more fully, better understand their sexual identity, and strengthen their connections to the SGM community.
To read more about this study, you can read the full article here. To view all of the lab’s publications, see our Publications page.