While sexual remorse isn’t exactly a huge factor for both sexes, still it appears women experience higher levels of regret after a one-night stand compared to men, with 35 per cent of respondents admitting to feelings of guilt, compared to just 20 per cent of men. The study also revealed that women had greater concerns about pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease, and were more likely to be disappointed by the quality of their partner, too. For those who felt gratified or sexually attracted to their partner, remorse was lower.
Though this may be the case, the negative experience didn’t stop anyone from engaging in casual sex again. Rather, the study seemed to prove that while most negative emotions are designed to protect us, regret really serves no purpose and consequently, we go out and repeat our actions again and again.
Another interesting point is that fewer women compared to men felt regret about passing up a one-night stand. While 80 per cent of women said they were happy about turning down the chance of casual sex, only 40 per cent of men could say the same,