The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality. Gender differences in intrapersonal consequences Much of the research on short-term consequences of sex has focused on intrapersonal consequences, such as physical satisfaction or guilt. Thus, our predictions were partially supported for negative, but not positive, intrapersonal consequences.
Romantic preferences in Brazilian undergraduate students: From the short term to the long term.
Not having sex for a long time should not have any negative side effects. Physical satisfaction 1. Self-affirmation 1. Self-affirmation 1 item assessed whether a participant felt attractive or better about themselves, and paralleled self-affirmation motives for sex Cooper et al. Experience any discomfort or pain.
Effects on the body. Having sex regularly is a way of activating the sexual organs. November Some experts believe sex may provide benefits for physical and mental health in certain people.
We found that non-use of contraception and sex with a non-dating partner were more likely to be associated with negative consequences of sex, but were not associated with decreased odds of positive consequences. While this is true for some people, it is not the case for everyone.
For some people, sex can improve communication and feelings of closeness. Although assessing affective states and not perceived consequences per se , this literature suggests that sexual behaviors after first intercourse may be experienced as more positive than early sexual experiences, and thus may be associated with more positive and fewer negative consequences.
Partner preferences: What characteristics do men and women desire in their short-term sexual and long-term romantic partners?