Casual teen sex:
Whether you agree with it or not, it happens
. To be sure, not all teens are having sex, and certainly not all are engaging in carefree, meaningless sex. Nonetheless, of the approximately 47% of high school students who are having sex
, you can be sure that not all of them are in committed relationships. And now, there is some real evidence that everyone should consider. According to a new study done by Cornell
, teens who do engage in casual sex are three times more likely to have depression.
A statistic like this is hard to ignore, and it must be put in context. The study also showed that the above did not hold true for teens in committed relationships. It is only true of teens engaging in non-romantic sex. So, the question surfaces: when, if ever, are we old enough to engage in casual sex?
Of course, everyone is different.
Some people probably sleep around in high school and/or college, learn from it, and settle down and are fine. Others, however, might be impacted in a more long-term way by careless decisions they made at a young age.
Other studies have shown that being in a committed relationship is more satisfying and fulfilling than hooking up
and sleeping around. So is there ever
an appropriate time for casual sex? Is high school too young? What about college? What do you guys think? Is there ever a time for casual sex? And if so, when? image source