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Revealed - casual sex can boost overall wellbeing

Casual sex is good for your health says experts

Written by Editorial Team |Published : July 6, 2014 6:03 PM IST

Casual sex can boost wellbeing

Do not let that depression mount over your head if you have had a casual fling recently. Casual hookups are actually good for your overall well-being, researchers say. 'If you want to have casual sex, you definitely should. If you do not want to have casual sex, you should not,' said researchers from New York University and Cornell University.

The effects of casual sex depend on the extent to which this behaviour is congruent with one's general personality tendencies, they explained. For the study, they chose a group of students who kept a weekly diary over the course of 12 weeks documenting casual sex and its effect on their overall well-being.

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The team found that socio-sexually unrestricted students reported higher well-being after having casual sex compared to not having sex. The research appeared in the journal Social Psychology and Personality Science.

Also know that being in a relationship can come with its own set of advantages and disadvantages. You always have someone to go back to on a bad day, but there are days when that someone can make your day go bad. As time passes by, and couples feel that they have shared everything that they can share passion tends to fizzle out and the intimacy that they once shared naturally becomes difficult to regain. We give you tips to develop more intimacy in your relationship.

1. Be a good listener

This can seem obvious, but a lot of people don't do this as well as they should. People have the tendency to believe that their theories and decisions are correct, and they try to force it upon their partner. Being a good listener will allow your partner to better express your sentiments and will allow you to see their point of view. If you think your partner is being stupid, then make sure you communicate it with tact and not anger.

2. Help each other

Rather than just trying to improve your relationship, try to focus on improving each other as individuals. Inspire your partner to go to a gym every day and reward him/her when they achieve any goal that they had set. Also, if your partner has a shortcoming in life (he/she is too shy or can't stop being lazy) then you should have conversations to address it. Read more about what women want in the ideal partner.

3. Take breaks

There's a famous phrase that says, 'Distance makes the heart grow fonder.' If the tension in your relationship is reaching a boiling point then you should take a break from each other to cool things down. Your reasons for unhappiness would melt away with time, and there would be a new energy in your relationship when you resume contact.

4. Give each other gifts

You don't have to wait for your partner's birthday to give him/her a gift. Giving gifts without reason shows that you still care about your relationship and is an endearing gesture. Also read 8 tips to increase more intimacy in your relationship.

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