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The booty call, which Science Daily takes the time to define as "late-night calls to arrange a sexual rendezvous," are finally being recognized by science. A psychologist studied nearly 300 college students to determine booty calls are a hybrid of long-term relationships and one-night stands that can combine the best of both arrangements.

If you're looking to mix it up, look to the booty call. They're characterized by more sexual variety than long-term relationships and one-night stands (more time to experiment) and less emotion.

It's no surprise that booty-call sex is less emotional than relationship sex, but a one-night stand? Most likely. Peter Jonason, the researcher behind the study, admits it could be the fault of a small sample size, but he suspects it has more to do with the overzealous nature of one-night stands.

If being friends (or acquaintances) with benefits can be healthy, how do we keep emotions out? Setting up rules for engagement is a must, and Jonason suggests avoiding conversation and leaving immediately afterward to keep the nonromance alive.


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Jake2010 Jake2010 5 years
Answer the call.... if you're up to it.... Just to throw this out... I got a booty call last month... and while at first I thought it was a joke/prank... I returned the call... to my surprise it was a girl I met 2 months prior who still had my number and needed some pressure release.... I obliged and we had a great time... don't think that it's always the guys who are making these calls looking for relief.... :) Just FYI ! ;)
jazzytummy jazzytummy 5 years
Not my thing....I think people using each other has become more and more of a given in our culture, and there is nothing "liberating" about it. It's actually kind of sad. As women, we can't crow about how great it is to have casual sex with a bunch of guys with no emotional involvement and then turn around and whine when the guy we really like was just using us for sex. Women do that all of the time on this board. If you can truly have sex with someone with NO emotional involvement, well, ok....I can't relate but to each her own. But, if you get hurt by what is supposed to be a no-strings-attached relationship, just know that the guy isn't going to care. He will simply walk away and find someone else to screw. Nowadays, men are used to getting sex fairly easily, so why should they make an effort for you? We are reinforcing these shitty behaviors in men, so we can't bitch about them when they don't treat us the way we want them to. In some ways, we are are own worst enemy.
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 5 years
Right on Girl Jen! And right on Steph. Just because you're not in a romantic relationship with someone doesn't mean it's okay for you to disrespect them.
stephley stephley 5 years
I'm not sure this article doesn't bother me more because it recommends bad manners rather than its casual attitude toward casual sex.
Girl-Jen Girl-Jen 5 years
Some women enjoy casual sex, and it fits with their moral values. Others don't. If the idea of having a booty call violates your moral code, squicks you out, or just doesn't sound that appealing; by all means, don't have one. However, if the idea of having a booty call seems enjoyable, meshes with your values, and is something that both you and a potential partner want, please partake! (safely, of course) It takes much more than an online article or a comment on a message board to change a person's sexual values.
Rjs-baby-girl Rjs-baby-girl 5 years
I don't think that a woman who wants to fulfill her sexual desires in the way she wants with the people she wants should be called a wh*re. A person who has 20 sexual partners in their lifetime is not worst or better than a person who only has one. As long as they feel right with their sexuality.
stephley stephley 5 years
I'm not sure that, at least as defined by this post, that casual sex doesn't make you immoral. "Jonason suggests avoiding conversation and leaving immediately afterward to keep the nonromance alive" - that’s a pretty cold way of dealing with another human being – I certainly don’t think it’s emotionally healthy over a long term. You can have fun with a vibrator and no one else is likely to get their feelings hurt.
JessieSP JessieSP 5 years
Booty call......no thanks. I like being the moral person that I am. I may not be perfect but at least I'm no whore. Bouncing from man to man is not my thing. If I'm not in a relationship then I'm not thinking about sexing a man I do or don't know.
skigurl skigurl 5 years
I don't need sex (physically) that bad that I want to wake up, leave the house, have it, not talk, then go home. I would feel like I was just being used by the guy who DOES need it that bad. So if I'm partaking in this, I'm chatting, I'm sleeping over, and he's making me breakfast or whatever. Like at least I want it to be fun! (this is back in the college days, I'm talking - no self respectable adult should be doing this!)
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 5 years
Hilarious that this story would pop up now, I got the funniest booty call of my life the other week, I played the message so many times I remember it nearly word for word, "You dumb bitch. I have the house all to myself and you could be here with me, makin' out and lettin' me kiss those special parts of you that make you go mmmmmm... but no, you have your phone off, so we both [indecipherable] out."
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