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This position has provoked an open debate among teens, their parents and youth workers, and single adults.

Somehow, this frustratingly ambiguous term has also come to represent the social mores of a generation: Hookup culture, tastemakers assume, is the universal culture of Millennials.

Not so, says a new study by the Public Religion Research Institute.

Education also has a big effect: Half of college-educated Millennials are okay with hookups, compared to only a third of those with a high-school degree.

In terms of their relationships, 71 percent of Millennials felt that marriage is still a relevant institution (although more black and Hispanic young people said marriage is "old-fashioned and out of date" compared to whites and Asians).

As with any survey, a question this broad inevitably smoothes over nuance—who knows how each respondent interpreted the word "sex," for example, or whether aversions to casualness would soften if there's only a little making out involved. A majority of young people consider random sex morally wrong in some circumstances, and many of them consider it always wrong. The researchers purposefully surveyed more blacks, Hispanics, and Asian and Pacific Islanders than they would for a nationally representative poll; what they found is that sexual mores are different among ethnic minorities on a select number of topics.

About half of black and Hispanic Millennials disapproved of sex between minors, for example, compared to roughly 40 percent of both whites and Asian and Pacific Islanders.

It surveyed 2300 Americans between the ages of 18 and 35, and found that 37 percent think "sex between two adults who have no intention of establishing a relationship" is morally wrong.

Another 21 percent said it depends on the situation.

If I've learned anything about casual sex, it's that no one really knows what it means. My conflict throughout the past few years has been trying to figure out how to find the balance of being single and independent (basically just living my life, according to Queen Bey), while not reducing myself to just a “booty call.”While I know many women who are the ones who do the booty calling, it was not for me.

If I have sex with someone to whom I have absolutely no emotional connection, I'm kind of just phoning it in. I'd honestly just rather watch Netflix by myself than fake an orgasm with some random guy from Tinder.

"Is not dating really the only acceptable option in God’s eyes?