Well this goes against everything we ever learned (but kind of knew deep down inside): A new study conducted by sex researcher Zhana Vrangalova and published in Social Psychology and Personality Science shows that having casual sex is actually good for your health — if it’s something you’re into, anyway. More from Design & Trend:
The researchers tested their theory by surveying 371 college students about their sociosexuality and by asking about their sexual behavior and psychology well being over a period of nine months.
The researchers explained, “participants were considered to have had penetrative casual sex on a given week if any of their oral, vaginal, or anal intercourse partners were reported as one-night stands, friends with benefits, fuck buddies, casually hanging out, just friends, ex-partners, or unclear/complicated.”
The researchers were able to conclude, “Typically, sociosexually unrestricted individuals reported lower distress and high 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.”
Let’s not forget that condoms are good for your health, too. So don’t forget to wrap it up.