People have been meeting up to have casual sex for thousands of years.
Sex and human sexuality are a part of life. Humans enjoy having sex because it gives us pleasure. But is it healthy?
Numerous studies have been carried out to determine whether sex is good for us. Most studies agree that there are health benefits to having sex, and whether you have casual sex or sex with a partner is irrelevant.
Sex health benefits
The health benefits of sex are well documented. Here are a few of them:
- Sex lowers blood pressure
- Sex gives you an aerobic workout
- Sex increases heart health
- Sex increases libido
- Sex relieves stress and anxiety
People who have active sex lives also tend to be happier. This is because sex can take our mind off the stresses of everyday life. When we have sex, our brain also releases serotonin, a happy hormone that makes us feel good.
If you feel happier after sex, serotonin is why.
Casual sex – is it healthy?
So, we know sex has several physical health benefits.
We also know sex releases pleasure hormones, making us feel happier.
But, does who we have sex with determine whether or not sex is a healthy activity? Is having sex with a stranger, or having casual sex, healthy?
In our opinion, yes, casual sex is healthy when you meet for sex.
To understand why you have to lift the preconception that casual sex is somehow damaging or harmful. After all, it is only sex. Nothing more.
The debate surrounding mental health and casual sex is a minefield. On the one hand, there are people having casual sex who are as happy as could be. On the other hand, there are people who use casual sex as a way to cope with anxiety, stress and depression.
We are not qualified to discuss mental health; however, we will say this – if you find satisfaction in sex, who you have sex with is irrelevant. Casual sex is no longer a taboo and you should feel comfortable having casual sex.
Casual sex involves having sex with people you will never have a relationship with. The benefit of casual sex is you won’t have to meet again. This allows you to have sex and enjoy the perks and health benefits without any of the baggage.
Whether or not meeting for sex with someone you don’t know is ‘healthy’ is a matter of opinion. We take the view that who you have sex with is irrelevant to health. Healthy sex is all about boundaries, respect and understanding.