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Friday, March 31, 2006

 
Researchers Discover The Obvious

From the Daily Mail:

They are apparently more sexually liberated than ever before - but most women still believe one-night stands are immoral, research shows.
Forty years after the dawn of women's lib, British females judge friends and acquaintances who indulge in casual sex as being 'needy' and 'deviant'.

The study of women's attitudes towards sex revealed that women of all ages believe that sex outside marriage or a committed relationship is wrong.

Those who have one-night stands do so out of desperation or drunkenness.

Desperate for what?

Dr Hinchliff said: "There was a feeling that if women did have one night stands, they were doing it for some reason other than their own pleasure. They were desperate and needing attention and wanting love, or they were drunk and out of control.

Healthy human sexuality requires a relationship that is intimate (emotionally and spiritually), monogamous, and permanent - in short, marriage. Among other problems, casual sex doesn't allow the time for true intimacy to build. Women are more in tune with others feelings and thus understand this principle better than men. Men have to work a lot harder at true intimacy; having the lesser empathy and the greater sex drive makes men easily distracted from true intimacy - and women know it.

The study didn't consider a third reason women engage in casual sex. Some are so cynical about men that they've given up on genuine relationships, and choose to settle for nonintimate sex as a consolation prize.

Update: Typo corrected - "Desperate for what" originally entered as "Desperate for that."




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