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Study on Rates of Partners in Non-Romantic Relationships
It's all fun and gonorrhea until his parents get involved. According to a recent study conducted by University of Iowa, about one third of those surveyed were in non-romantic sexual relationships. Of the respondents, 12 percent of women and 10 percent of men said that, while in their relationship, they and their partner had both been sexually involved with other people. Meanwhile, 17 percent of women and 8 percent of men said they had been exclusive but their partner hadn't. So what does this all likely mean? More STDs for everyone!
Interestingly, a dude is more likely to be monogamous with his f-buddy when she's a friend, not an acquaintance. But women are the opposite; they're more likely to be monogamous in the casual sex relaysh when they don't know their hookup that well.
And, if the promiscuous party knows their respective f-buddy's parents, the researchers found that they are less likely to spread the love. It's nice to know that, in an age where you can actually find out how much sex your booty call is having without you (via Facebook stalking), we're still old fashioned enough to keep our pants on once we take the family into consideration. Because, ya know, meeting the booty call's parents is usually the third or fourth order of business... right after sharing hopes and dreams.
University of Iowa (2010, April 3). Study points out risks of nonromantic sexual relationships. ScienceDaily. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/04/100401164627.htm