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It’s official now, casual sex is good for you: study

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Published Jun 24, 2014, 8:15 pm IST
Updated Mar 31, 2019, 11:21 pm IST
As per the study, women enjoyed casual sex as much as men
Picture used for representation purpose.
 Picture used for representation purpose.

Mumbai: People can have all sorts of reasons for not wanting to get down and dirty with a guy too soon. It could be personal morals or beliefs, hesitations, or just plain uncomfortable.

However, just letting go for once maybe good for you. According to the metro.co.uk, a one night stand might actually be good for you according to a recent study.

 

The study from New York University, published earlier this month, dismissed the ‘popular misconceptions that casual sex can leave participants with low self-esteem and self-worth following a sexual encounter with someone who isn’t a long-term partner.’

The researchers asked students at the university to maintain a weekly diary for 12 weeks and to jot down their feeling after everytime they had casual sex.

The results were alarming.

According to researchers, “When it came to those who were sociosexually unrestricted, having casual sex was associated with higher self-esteem and life satisfaction and lower depression and anxiety.”

 

‘Typically, sociosexually unrestricted individuals reported lower distress and higher thriving following casual sex, suggesting that high sociosexuality may both buffer against any potentially harmful consequences of casual sex and allow access to its potential benefits.”

The study also determined there were no gender differences. Women enjoyed casual sex as much as the men as per the study.

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