London, March 17: Does a one-night stand or romping without any commitment or emotional involvement sound good to you? If yes, then it’s time to beware as Researchers have found that preferring casual sex may land you in a trouble.
The researchers concluded that a person’s liking for casual sex may actually increase their risk of being harassed.
Also, youngsters who have been sexually harassed are more strongly inclined to have casual sex than others, the findings revealed.
The results might suggest that it is the victim’s fault for being harassed, but the researchers said their findings were not intended to “blame the victim”.
“Absolutely not! We’re trying to understand the psychological mechanisms that underlie harassment,” said Mons Bendixen, Associate Professor at Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway.
It might be that a preference for casual sex leads to more sexual solicitations in general, including undesirable ones.
The study, published in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior, also informed that adolescents who sexually harass others have had casual sex more often than those who do not harass others.
They also fantasise more about casual sex and find it more acceptable to have sex without any commitment or emotional closeness.
The study included 1,326 heterosexual girls and boys around the age of 18 years. The psychologists only looked at non-physical forms of sexual harassment.
Fully 60 percent of the girls and boys during the study revealed that they had been sexually harassed in the last year.
Nearly 30 percent of the girls and 45 percent of the boys have admitted that they had sexually harassed someone one or more times.