Sex at first sight could lead to better relationships, study says

So much for that whole “Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?” myth.

Fast sex actually helps initiate stronger relationships, according to a new joint study from a team of Israeli psychologists and the University of Rochester Department of Clinical and Social Sciences.

“Sex may set the stage for deepening the emotional connection between strangers,” says the study’s lead author, Gurit Birnbaum, a social psychologist and associate professor at the IDC Herzliya. “This holds true for both men and women. Sex motivates human beings to connect, regardless of gender.”

In four studies, participants were introduced to a stranger of the opposite sex. Researchers found that anonymous attraction triggered behaviors that can promote emotional bonding.


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