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Feeling Guilty About Your One-Night Stand? Blame Your Friends

Feeling Guilty About Your One-Night Stand? Blame Your Friends

With the joys of casual sex comes a laundry list of unwanted side effects that rear their ugly head the minute the sun creeps in in the early morning. But after reading Hard Science today, your views on one-night stands might change, thanks to a new study in the Journal of Sex Research. Although it’s been debated how much sex millennials are truly having, previous research has shown as many as 81% of college students are hooking up. This is in spite of a wide range of possible post-coital consequences, including regret, psychological distress, loss of friends, interpersonal conflict and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Fun, right? The study’s authors were interested in understanding how your friends’ attitudes about casual sex influenced whether you had a negative experience after hooking up, since previous studies have similarly shown a link between friends’ attitudes and negative drinking outcomes. Study participants were college students recruited from three large…

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