25. You’re not getting lucky
Casual sex doesn’t—and shouldn’t, according to researchers from Cornell University—have to be frowned upon. Scientists asked college students to document their sexual encounters for 12 weeks, and monitored their overall well-being. Students who had sex with someone they didn’t know very well (a.k.a they weren’t emotionally attached to) reported a higher sense of well-being and less stress after sex than after no sex at all. Once casual encounter a week seemed to do the trick, but don’t go on a one-night stand frenzy—there aren’t any health benefits to back that up… just a higher risk for an STI. Kissing also boosts your immune system, so if you’re lacking a significant other, get on it.
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