The results? People might want to have sex with an ex for any number of reasons, including sexual gratification, comfort and security, emotional closure, or because they secretly or not so secretly want to woo their ex back. Researchers examined a group of adults who had recently split up with their partners. I do know that sometimes partners will continue to sleep with each other after a break up. Psych Central. We all know sleeping with your ex is a bad idea, or is it? The authors of the present study don't go so far as to say that, but they do believe these findings call into question a lot of the squeamish discomfort and judgment many people have around ex sex.
Remember, the reason to get divorced or to breakup is to dissolve the relationship — dissolve, as in make disappear.
A Rant About Having Sex With an Ex Whilst Healing
Instead of feeling worse about their breakup after a hookup, the new singles who attempted sexual contact with their ex reported feeling better afterwards. Indeed, Mason et al. However, having sex with your ex could be setting yourself up for an ultimately unsatisfactory, long-drawn-out experience. The next time you feel compelled to contact your ex, ask yourself a few questions: But you had a serious relationship with this person. Share on: