Have you ever engaged in 'casual sex'...

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Registered: 08-07-2007
Have you ever engaged in 'casual sex'...
Mon, 12-14-2009 - 11:41am

Have you ever engaged in 'casual sex'? (see article below)

  • Yes, I have one or more 'friends with benefits'.
  • Yes, I have in the past engaged in casual sex.
  • I regularly have sex with strangers.
  • I will only have sex with someone I've been on several dates with.
  • I am in a committed relationship, but have had casual sex in the past.
  • I am in a committed relationship and have never had casual sex with anyone.
  • I am not in a relationship now and have never had casual sex.
  • Other, please explain.

You will be able to change your vote.

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-07-2007
Mon, 12-14-2009 - 11:42am

Casual Sex Doesn't Cause Emotional Damage: Study

Young adults who have casual sex are no more likely than those in committed relationships to experience psychological problems, new research has found.

In the study, University of Minnesota researchers analyzed the responses of 737 females and 574 males, mean age 20.5, who were asked about their sexual behaviors and emotional well-being. Among those who were sexually active, 55 percent said their last sexual partner was an exclusive dating partner. An additional 25 percent said they were engaged to, or a spouse or life partner of their last sexual partner. Another 12 percent said it was a close but not exclusive partner, and 8 percent said it was a casual acquaintance.

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Mon, 12-14-2009 - 11:54am
Committed relationship here (I think 45+ years married counts as committed) and the only casual sex I've ever had was not that casual; it was with that individual pre-marriage...

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