A new study from New York University published earlier this month, dispels popular misconceptions that casual sex can leave participants with low self-esteem and self-confidence following a sexual encounter with some who isn’t a long term partner.
Researchers ask students at the U.S university to keep weekly diary for 12 weeks and write how they felt after they had casual sex and the results was surprising.
‘When it came to those who were socio-sexually unrestricted, having casual sex was associated with higher self-esteem and life satisfaction and lower depression and anxiety.’, according to researchers.
‘Typically, socio-sexually unrestricted individuals reported lower distress and higher thriving following casual sex, suggesting that high socio-sexuality may both buffer against any potentially harmful consequences of casual sex and allow access to its potential benefits.’
Turns out that women also do enjoy a spot of casual sex just as much as men do. There we no notable differences in results between men and women.