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News Flash! Casual Sex Not Bad For Your Brain

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!

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IAmSoDelicious IAmSoDelicious 4 years
A study cannot tell how everyone feels and reacts EVERYONE is different there is so many People in this World..... I don't think a simple "Study" will know how everyone works This seems to be an excuse for "Fun" Nothing fun about letting everyone get a free ride Sex is not just "Fun" It is a act of love and undying emotion People should have Sex when they love and care for someone and the Person they love should feel the same You NEVER know what can happen Better safe than sorry and cheap No thank you I respect myself won't downgrade for anyone Kiss my ass! BESSO
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 7 years
Well I think we all can agree that sex is a natural urge. You see someone that gets your juices flowing it's biology. It has nothing to do with morals or values. Now if you make the choice to cheat on a partner then comes in the morals and values. But if your single, have your head on straight, respect it for what it is (fun) then it shouldn't be a psychological issue.
MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
I don't agree with this, espescially regarding young people. I think treating it too lightly and having too many partners often causes young people to become a little jaded towards sex and a lot less able to connect with intimacy with sex when in a long term relationship. I'm not saying you shouldn't have sex, blah blah blah, I'm just saying things like this study send the wrong signals. Most people will just read, oh sleeping around is fine, rather then not every sexual encounter has to be in a commited relationship. I'm all for curiosity and research, but this is just one of those studies that is a complete waste of time. We aren't lacking for casual sex here, so perhaps time and money might be better spent researching other things.
xgreenfairyx xgreenfairyx 7 years
I mean, yeah, if you go into casual sex knowing exactly what it is and what both (or all) parties expect, of course its not damaging. You're prepared for the consequences as much as possible, just like waking up to go to work. Only potentially more fun :-) At least for me, NOT getting laid IS the source of frustration. Especially if you're in a relationship. I seriously don't know how nuns and the like deal with to be them :-)
chillchic chillchic 7 years
I think some people are just not capable of having casual sex. Not everyone would feel comfortable just sleeping with someone they had no feelings for.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 7 years
I like that Lolita posted different opinions lol
Blackwood Blackwood 7 years
I think it's versus, not verses
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