Casual Sex is a Good Practice

Casual Sex is a Good Practice

A new study has come up with findings that have good implications for people who like to engage themselves in casual sex. The study, conducted by New York University, has claimed that people who indulge themselves in casual sex have higher self-esteem and life satisfaction. Moreover, they are less likely to suffer anxiety and depression.

The results of the latest study have debunked the long-held belief that casual sex leads people to have low self-esteem and self-growth. So, a sexual encounter with someone who is not a long-term partner is not as bad as you might have thought. The effect is opposite instead.

The study also revealed that women also enjoy casual sex to the same extent men enjoy. The study recruited 371 undergraduates at a northeastern U.S. university. All of them admitted to prefer 'sociosexuality', meaning that they did not think that having sex outside a relationship is a taboo.

Study researchers said, "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 findings have implicated that having some casual sex make people feel better, as it boosts satisfaction, confidence, self-knowledge, or social and academic engagement.

Results of the study have been reported in the journal Social Psychological & Personality Science.

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