According to my own friends that I, myself, surveyed (and I still kind of think that there are some people who aren’t ‘fessing up honestly), just about half of them admitted to participating in a casual sex encounter.
I’ll speak candidly: I, also, am part of that high statistic-ed number. Whatever. Judge if you want to, but it is what it is. Despite what women are supposedly “made out” to be, sex is just that sometimes.
A new study from Brunel University in London shows that men and women differ greatly on their standards for casual sexual encounters. While men are more likely to engage in said practice, they appear to discriminate less. Which is to say, not at all. Approximately nine hundred students were surveyed throughout the US, Germany and Italy. The subjects were interviewed with various questions, rating their responses on a scale from one, being least likely to engage in a specific activity, to one hundred, being most likely. Students were asked questions such as if they would be likely to ask an individual out on a date, take them home or best case; bed them.
According to the study’s outcome, regardless of the questions asked, men were more likely than women to accept all three requests. While men scored on average a 46, women’s tastes held firm at an even 4.
An interesting note of reference which was quoted in this study:
“Such choosiness for short-term sex could be explained by the so-called good genes hypothesis, in which women, for instance, prefer guys who show some feature indicating strong genes that can be passed down to offspring, say the researchers. ”
This, science aside, I’m going to put a big, fat ‘no’ upon. Again, my aforementioned notion of sometimes sex is just sex once more comes into play. If I’m seeking out a one-night stand, it’s because I want just sex. I’m not looking to perpetuate a set of good genes by bedding the hottest stranger I can find. I’ll reserve that for someone I’d want to invariably start a family with, not some high-end barfly from the pub.
While it’s hardly surprising that men are less discriminating than women when they choose who they’re bringing home to the sack that night, it’s mildly disturbing that women are pegged with the acidic stake of bedding a stranger because she wants to repopulate the world with attractive spawn.
Men and women alike: sex. Is sometimes. Just sex.