Movies always hinted that vacations were a place to let go of your inhibitions and have all the sex you want with randos. A new study suggests that the sexual predilection to have one-night stands on vacation is true for some women.
The study’s purpose: to understand what drives women to experiment sexually in this drastically different context, and what tourists perceived the consequences would be. Apparently being on vacation is magical and gives lady visitors an “an altered sense of reality… while minimizing perceptions of risk and long-term consequences.” Basically, it’s the ideal time to make someone with whom you have zero shit in common your home away from home for a minute.
Researcher Liza Berdychevsky of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign said women told her that being on vacation made them feel like they could “have sex like a man” with “no strings attached.” The questions went deeper than the reality that there are some strings: STD risks. Berdychevsky said in the news release that she wanted to look at how vacation sex habits could influence women emotionally, mentally, and socially.
“Sometimes that introspection leads to beneficial experiences. Some learn a lesson, how to reject, how to be more empowered, how to be more vocal or how to insist on contraception.”
Psychology: it’s life-affirming. Book a trip, work some #yolo in, and don’t forget to demand protection for all of it — including the sun. And bros, that doesn’t mean that you are the missing piece every woman craves in order to get her groove back.
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