Sex With An Ex: Is It A Terrible Idea?

Sex With An Ex: Is It A Terrible Idea?

“Welcome to the wonderful world of ex sex. It’s hot, it’s naughty…oh yeah, and it’s a really stupid idea.” – Cosmopolitan Magazine 

When a couple decides to end their relationship, the result isn’t always a clean break. There’s often some degree of contact that continues and, sometimes, that includes sex. So what exactly are the implications of maintaining a sexual relationship with a former partner? According to conventional wisdom, it’s a terrible idea (as exemplified by the above quote from Cosmo). However, conventional wisdom isn’t always right. 

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How Many People Have Had Ex-Sex, And Is It A Crazy Idea?

How Many People Have Had Ex-Sex, And Is It A Crazy Idea?

When a couple decides to end their relationship, the result isn’t always a clean break. There’s often some degree of contact that persists and, sometimes, that includes sex. But what exactly are the psychological implications of continuing to have sex with a former partner? Is this necessarily a bad idea? Here’s a look at what the research has found.

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Sex With Your Ex: Is It Always A Bad Idea?

Sex With Your Ex: Is It Always A Bad Idea?

Welcome to the wonderful world of ex sex. It’s hot, it’s naughty…oh yeah, and it’s a really stupid idea. – Cosmopolitan Magazine 

Most articles I have seen on the topic of “ex-sex” (i.e., having sex with a former spouse or partner) categorize it as a universally stupid and unhealthy idea. The gist of these articles is that having sex with your ex can only make you feel worse because it will remind you of a failed relationship and make it harder for you to ever move on with your life. But is this true? Is ex-sex as psychologically damaging as the popular media suggests? Let’s take a look at what the research says.
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Are There Different Types of “Friends With Benefits?”

Are There Different Types of “Friends With Benefits?”
“Friends with Benefits” (FWBs) are usually thought of as relationships in which two good friends decide to become sexually involved. This is how they are most often depicted in the popular media, such as in the recent films No Strings Attached and Friends with Benefits. However, research suggests that FWBs are much more complicated than this and do not necessarily represent just one thing. In fact, there may actually be as many as seven distinct types of FWBs!
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