Casual sex can make you depressed and can even lead to thoughts of suicide, a new study suggests.
Researchers interviewed around 10,000 people and found that teenagers with depressive symptoms were more likely to engage in casual sex.
These same people were more likely to seriously consider suicide later in life, according to the study.
Dr Sara Sandberg-Thoma, of Ohio State University and lead author of the study, said: “Several studies have found a link between poor mental health and casual sex, but the nature of that association has been unclear.
“There’s always been a question about which one is the cause and which is the effect.
“This study provides evidence that poor mental health can lead to casual sex, but also that casual sex leads to additional declines in mental health.”
Although with this name I’m not sure if it’s a spoof or not:
“Young adulthood is a time when people begin to learn how to develop long-term, satisfying and intimate relationships,” said Dr Kamp Dush.
Happily I must be in excellent mental health as no one ever offered me casual sex when I was a teenager.
Not even I did, that was pure love.