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You can stop having a mini meltdown and inhaling a whole bottle of wine every time you have a one night stand because a new study has revealed it might actually be good for you.
The study from New York University, published earlier this month, dispels 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 U.S. university to keep a weekly diary for 12 weeks and to write down how they felt after they’d had casual sex – and the results were very surprising.
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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 students selected to appear in the study admitted leaning towards ‘sociosexuality’, a term which basically means that they did not have a problem with having sex outside of a relationship.
The even more surprising part? There were no notable gender differences.
Turns out women do enjoy a spot of casual sex just as much as men then…