Casual sex does not damage you emotionally. Such is the finding of a University of Minnesota study. No word yet if scientists are looking into whether or not getting laid causes depression.
The authors of the study batted down the common belief that casual sex can screw you up, writing:
"Although there has been speculation in public discourse that sexual encounters outside a committed romantic relationship may be emotionally damaging for young people, this study found no differences in the psychological well-being of young adults who had a casual sexual partner verses a more committed partner."
Of course, if you like to hook up you're still on the hook for other risks. The authors rightly pointed out: "Our findings do not minimize the legitimate threats to physical well-being associated with casual sexual relationships, and the need for preventive messages in sex education programs." Practice safe sex everybody!
Source: Flcikr User Vmiramontes