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Casual Sex Dangerous to Mental Health

An interesting study looked at the impact casual sex has on the mental health in “emerging adulthood.” The authors “measured mental health prior to engaging in casual sexual relationships and subsequent mental health after engaging in these relationships.” They found “that suicidal ideation (thoughts or ideas) and depressive symptoms in adolescence were associated with entrance into casual sexual relationships in emerging adulthood. Furthermore, casual sexual relationships were associated with an increased likelihood of reporting suicidal ideation in emerging adulthood.”

One more reason to talk to your children about sex.

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