Why women regret one-night stands more than men
Women have more regret than man about casual sex.
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The study, published online in Evolutionary Psychology, revealed that a larger proportion of women than men regretted the last time they had casual sex. Based on a survey of 263 Norwegian students aged 19 to 37, around 35 percent of women regretted their last one-night stand, compared to only 20 percent of men. In addition, about 30 percent of women in Norway reported that they were happy about their most recent casual sex experience, compared to over 50 percent of the men. On the other hand, more men expressed regret at having declined a recent one-night stand opportunity. An overwhelming 80 percent of women expressed happiness at saying no to their last casual sex offer, but only 43 percent of men felt the same…
“Men enjoy casual sex considerably more, but this doesn’t explain the gender difference in regret, because gender is the most important influencing factor for both orgasm probability and sexual regret after casual sex,” explained Professor Leif Edward Ottesen Kennair, a researcher involved with the study, in a recent statement.
So if it’s not orgasm or societal expectations, what could it be? According to the researchers, it may be based on evolutionary pressure that caused men and women to value different aspects of a sexual experience. Women value quality in a sexual partner whereas men value quantity of sex.
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