Five questions to consider before engaging in casual sex.
For all their emotional complications, "friends-with-benefits" relationships may offer one advantage: safer sex.
The results of a new study show that people in friends-with-benefits relationships are more likely to use condoms during oral and vaginal sex compared to those in traditional romantic partnerships.
So, what if you do not have a "friends-with-benefits" relationship but like the idea of casual sex?
Back in the '80s, while I was living in Europe, immersed in the world of modeling, there were lots of opportunities for casual sex. I had friends who never slept around and others who did. From this, I learned a few things.
Featured in an article on nymphomania in Elle magazine, I was labeled as someone who had a healthy relationship with sex. Looking back, I am not sure that is the case. But let's say it was. What are the benefits of casual versus non-casual sex? And is it a good idea for you to have casual sex? Will it benefit you or not?
If you are young and single, it is your choice what you do with your body. Here are some questions to ask yourself first:
1. How do I feel after having sex with someone I don't know well? Does it make me feel alive and happy or do I feel let down?
2. Can I trust that I have not done anything that will jeopardize my physical or mental health? Sometimes we kid ourselves into saying it was just for fun and then wait by the phone to see if we hear from him again. It is also important to have protected sex if you don't know the guy. Even if you do know him, he can feed you a line and then you end up with something you didn't expect and certainly don't need. Keep reading ...
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