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College students have significantly varied levels of sexual experience due to differing numbers of previous partners, years sexually active, and frequency of sexual activity. As repeated practice often improves performance in both psychological and physical behaviors, this poster analyzes whether the extent of one’s sexual experience has an effect on the consensual behaviors they elect to utilize during hookup encounters, and how confident they are that these behaviors are effective in obtaining and submitting consent. Data is taken from a survey of undergraduate students from a mid-size northeastern university who were asked questions about their most recent hookup experiences, including their frequency and duration of sexual activity, and methods used to consent to sexual activity. Results are analyzed across trends in consensual practices.



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Can Practice Make Perfect: Sexual experience and consensual behaviors in hookups