Science Has Officially Determined the Difference Between Booty Calls, One-Night Stands and Others

· December 18, 2013

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The Archives of se*ual Behavior polled 192 college students to reach a consenus on four types of behaviors: One-night stands, booty calls, friends-with-benefits and serious romantic relationships. Their methodology was as follows: 

 

Each participant was asked to rank how likely booty calls, friends with benefits (people who have casual se* while remaining “just friends”), long-term relationships and one-night stands were to fulfill each of four functions: se*ual gratification, social and emotional support, a “trial run” for a serious relationship and a placeholder to stave off boredom or to bide time until something better came along.

 
What was the conclusion? Well, one-night stands were se* with one person once with little emotion. Booty calls had slightly more emotional investement than one-night stands. Friends-with-benefits were like booty calls, but with interaction outside of se*. 

… duh? What was the point of this research? Well, the study also tried to infer why we do these behaviors. Serious romantic relationships were for socioemotional support. Friends-with-benefits were typically either using each other as a placeholder until someone came along or as a test run for a new relationship.

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Discussion2 Comments

  1. Mister Mister says:

    They actually spend money on these type of “studies?”

  2. bobevil says:

    curiosity research is the worst.

    “let’s ask these groups of people, or do something that we know the obvious answers to!”

    wow.

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