Recent research has revealed that casual sex is related to negative psychological approaches.
Experts believe that ‘night romps in a no strings liaisons can result in mental trauma and even negative suicidal thoughts.
Scientists noticed that teenagers who were involved in random and casual loving hook-ups, displayed acute depressive symptoms in their adulthood.
Youngsters indulging in one night stands were found to have high tendency of committing suicide in their later life.
It was noted that youngsters who frequently had one night stands were more likely to seriously contemplate suicide later in life.
Dr. Sara Sandberg-Thoma, of Ohio State University and the lead author of the study said, “Several studies have found a link between poor mental health and casual sex, but the nature of that association has been unclear.”
Dr. Sara added, “There’s always been a question about which one is the cause and which is the effect. This study provides evidence that poor mental health can lead to casual sex, but also that casual sex leads to additional declines in mental health.”
The scientists assessed data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health in order to find out the association of mental health and casual sex. Around 10,000 teenagers from about 80 American schools and 52 middle schools were asked questions pertaining to their exposure to early sexual experience.
A series of questions were asked regarding to their depressive symptoms, romantic encounters and suicidal ideas if any. The most important point of the study was that both males and females are vulnerable to depression and the consequences of random casual sex.
Dr. Claire Kamp Dush,the professor of human sciences at Ohio State University, mentioned, “That was unexpected because there is still this sexual double standard in society that says it is OK for men to have casual sexual relationships, but it is not OK for women. But these results suggest that poor mental health and casual sex are linked, whether you’re a man or a woman.”
The scientists noted that around 29 percent of the youngsters with a history of past sexual link-ups were affected with depressive ideas and suicidal tendencies in their adulthood.
The study was published in the Journal of Sex Research.