A new study has shown that fast sex actually helps initiate stronger relationships.
The joint study from a team of Israeli psychologists and the University of Rochester Department of Clinical and Social Sciences said sex at first sight actually pays.
“Sex may set the stage for deepening the emotional connection between strangers,” said the study’s lead author, Gurit Birnbaum, a social psychologist and associate professor at the IDC Herzliya, according to a report in the New York Post.
“This holds true for both men and women. Sex motivates human beings to connect, regardless of gender.”
The newspaper said in four studies, participants were introduced to a stranger of the opposite sex, and researchers found that anonymous attraction triggered behaviors that can promote emotional bonding.
“Although sexual urges and emotional attachments are distinct feelings, evolutionary and social processes likely have rendered humans particularly prone to becoming romantically attached to partners to whom they are sexually attracted,” said co-author Harry Reis, a professor of psychology and dean’s professor in arts, sciences and engineering at the University of Rochester.