Quantitatively examining young adults’ reasoning behind choosing to engage in FWBRs provided insight into their overarching fear of “being hurt” and their preference for “easy access” to sexual experiences. These trends may suggest a shift in dating patterns and a preference for avoiding the emotional complexities of a committed, monogamous relationship.
We wish to thank Ron Downey for his assistance in reviewing this manuscript and Kimberly Welch and Ashley Terich for their contributions to the study.
Scott, C., Carrillo, B. and Rivera, I. (2014), "“No Relationships, No Emotions, Just Sex”
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