Through a survey of more than 24,000 university students, researchers found that many people engaging in same-sex hookups identify as heterosexual.
For a number of young adults, labels around sexuality don’t always correlate with their actions.
For example, while about 45 percent of students said they'd never hooked up with anyone, only 3.7 percent believed that the "typical student" had never hooked up.
Likewise, only 37 percent of people reported having two or more hookups, but 90 percent of students believed that at least two hookups were "typical" for their peers.
Men were more likely than women to say they had a hookup, at 63 percent of men versus 45 percent of women.
[10 Facts about the Teen Brain]But students' perceptions of hookups were out of line with the reality.
“Not everybody who has same-sex relationships is secretly gay,” says co-author Arielle Kuperberg, Ph.