Sex With An Ex: Emotional Consequences
A recent study shows that many are engaging in sexual activity with their exes, but another study shows why you might want to think twice about going back for seconds. Relationship expert and author of The 30-Day Love Detox, Dr. Wendy Walsh, discussed the health problems you could pick up from having casual sexual encounters with an ex. “One person is always hoping to rekindle,” Dr. Walsh said. On one side of the sexual relationship, there is the desire to hold onto a known entity, away from the scary world of rejection from a new partner. Dr. Walsh said that this can create an attachment disorder, where in sex will be placed in one compartment, an emotional relationship will be carried out with a non-sexual partner, and the intellectual side will be reserved for friends. “This is not healthy,” Dr. Walsh said. “You want to pull it all together for intimacy.”
Sex With An Ex: 30 Day Rule For New Sexual Partner
A study done by Dr. Walsh, and explained throughout The 30-Day Love Detox, shows that if you have sex with someone within 30 days of meeting them, you have a 90 percent chance of breaking up within one year. However, if you wait 31-90 days after meeting to engage in sexual activity, you have a 25 percent chance of being together one year later. “There’s always an anecdotal example of those who have fallen in love through sex, but a lot of women believe a hook up is a stepping stone to a relationship. No man believes that,” Dr. Walsh said. She continued to explain that if you were sexually exclusive, you would be in a relationship. The fact that you are not together emotionally means that you are not sexually exclusive, leading to sexually transmitted diseases.
Sex With An Ex: An Ex Can Break Up With You And Leave An STD
Having sex with an ex can lead to STDs because in the time since you broke up, you do not know where your ex has been or who your ex has been with. OB/GYN Lisa Masterson said that the HPV virus is the most common STD and can cause genital warts. She said herpes is also very common because it is very transmittable. Both of these STDs, like many, can go without noticing, because you may not see the warts or have symptoms, but you can live with them for the rest of your life, having to explain to future partners about your STD.