When it comes to casual sex, different cultures have varying views and approaches. Flirting activities can range from kissing and oral sex to penetrative intercourse, but these encounters often don't involve any promise or desire for a more traditional romantic relationship. Despite its prevalence, casual sex can have negative consequences for students of color, such as sexual shame, guilt, and stereotypes (Garcia et al. In a study on the motivations behind casual sex, participants were asked about the rates of oral sex and orgasm in their most recent sexual relationship.
The results showed that while physical gratification was important to 89% of young men and women, 54% reported that emotional gratification was also important and 51% wanted to start a romantic relationship; there were no gender differences in the answers. The “university experience” is a unique motivator of casual sex that has important implications for public health. However, research suggests that these encounters may leave more conditions than many participants might assume at first sight. Women are as likely as men to use marijuana during or just before sexual intercourse, and gender differences in alcohol and other drug use are significant (Kuperberg and Padgett 201).The psychological adaptations that support the “demanding woman” strategy are still evident, even when people choose to engage in non-reproductive sexual behavior.
Social scripts associated with college life can influence motivations for casual sex, as well as other social factors. People's affective reactions during and after a sexual relationship may be in conflict due to multiple motivations and discourse messages.