Women re­gret one night stands more than men

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Time-Out -

Although as many as seven in ten of us will ex­pe­ri­ence a one-night stand at some point in our lives, new re­search from Nor­way sug­gests how women and men feel about it the morn­ing af­ter can vary greatly.

Af­ter a pre­vi­ous US study found that women more of­ten re­gret agree­ing to a one-night stand than men, whereas men re­gret pass­ing up the chance more than women, a team of re­searchers from the Nor­we­gian Univer­sity of Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy’s (NTNU) De­part­ment of Psy­chol­ogy along with the Univer­sity of Texas at Austin, wanted to see if the same held true in Nor­way, a sup­pos­edly more sex­u­ally lib­eral and egal­i­tar­ian coun­try.

For their re­search the team re­cruited 263 male and fe­male stu­dents aged 19 to 37 years who had all ex­pe­ri­enced at least one one-night stand. The team found the same pat­tern in Nor­way as in the US, with around 35% of women and only 20% of men re­gret­ting the ex­pe­ri­ence to some de­gree. Women were also more likely to feel un­hap­pier about the ex­pe­ri­ence, with just 30 of women re­port­ing that they were happy about their most re­cent ca­sual sex ex­pe­ri­ence, com­pared to over 50% of the men.

The re­sults also showed that when it came to turn­ing down the of­fer of a one night stand, nearly 80% of women were happy that they had said no, how­ever only 43% of men felt the same.

When ex­plain­ing pos­si­ble rea­sons for the dif­fer­ences, the team sug­gested women worry more and are less likely to par­take in risky be­hav­iour that men. The team also sug­gested that women do not get as much sex­ual plea­sure out of a one-night stand as men do and also cited rea­sons such as preg­nancy con­cerns, STD in­fec­tions and get­ting a bad rep­u­ta­tion. Dr Buss, one of the co-au­thors on the study, ex­plained: “Women and men dif­fer fun­da­men­tally in their sex­ual psy­chol­ogy. A key lim­i­ta­tion on men’s re­pro­duc­tive suc­cess, his­tor­i­cally, has been sex­ual ac­cess to fer­tile women. These evo­lu­tion­ary se­lec­tion pres­sures have cre­ated a male sex­ual mind — at­ten­tive to such op­por­tu­ni­ties.” Re­laxnews

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Ac­cord­ing to Pro­fes­sor Ken­n­ear, for men it’s a case of quan­tity not qual­ity so that he can im­prove his re­pro­duc­tive suc­cess

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