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Other Things More Depressing Than Casual Sex


A recent study was published in The Journal of Sex Research that contained some particularly interesting statistics in regards to the sexual and mental health of college students. According to Counsel Heal, “The survey found that 11 percent of students reported a casual sex encounter during the month prior to the survey. The study found that casual sex was negatively associated with wellbeing and positively associated with psychological distress.”

So kids are depressed because they’re having the sex? Let’s think about this. Could it be because of the casualty that comes with it? That it’s not considered special when you’re having it with someone you don’t care about deeply? Why are college kids getting so down on themselves for getting they’re groove on? This study claims that casual sex among college students has caused psychological distress, but when I was in college, I remember a lot of other things way worse that caused me to be depressed. Let’s reflect, shall we?

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Katie is a Web Content Publisher for Launch Digital Marketing. She graduated with a degree in English from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. She enjoys traveling, reality TV, and coffee--lots of coffee.