Navigation Links
'Sex With an Ex' Common Among Teens, Young Adults
Date:1/28/2013

MONDAY, Jan. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly half of older teens and young adults break up and get back together with dating partners, and sex is part of the reunion process in more than half of these cases, a new study reveals.

The study included nearly 800 people, aged 17 to 24, who dated or lived with someone. The researchers focused on two specific relationship patterns: breaking up and getting back together, and "sex with an ex," which refers to couples who break up but still have sex.

The findings were released online in advance of publication in an upcoming print issue of the Journal of Adolescent Research.

About 44 percent of the study participants who had been in a romantic relationship in the past two years had gone through at least one reconciliation with a former romantic partner. Fifty-three percent of those who reported reconciliations also said they had sex with their ex, according to a journal news release.

Although the majority of the study participants were white (65 percent), the findings indicated that members of racial minorities were among those most likely to have reconciliation or sexual relationships with previous romantic partners, according to Sarah Halpern-Meekin, of the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and colleagues at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

The implications of reconciliation with former romantic partners were outlined by the study authors.

Older teens and young adults "who reconcile may be prone to a behavior pattern that involves cycling through relationship formation and dissolution," they wrote in the report. "Furthermore, having sex with an ex may be problematic because former partners can have difficulty moving on from an old relationship or building new romantic attachments," the study authors explained.

More information

The American Academy of Pediatrics offers teens advice about healthy relationships.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Journal of Adolescent Research, news release, Jan. 22, 2013


'/>"/>
Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Common Painkillers Tied to Kidney Risks for Children: Study
2. Common anti-fever medications pose kidney injury risk for children
3. Scientists Link More Genes to Common Brain Tumor
4. Vaccinating Kids Against Common Gut Bug Helps Shield Adults Too: Study
5. Panel recommends changing name of common disorder in women
6. Hospital Readmissions All Too Common, U.S. Studies Find
7. Genomic sequencing identifies mutant drivers of common brain tumor
8. New UAlberta research shows commonly prescribed medications could have adverse effects
9. Scientists find a new way to boost common cancer drugs
10. Humans and Birds May Have Music in Common
11. Common Heart Drug Might Improve Lung Cancer Survival
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
'Sex With an Ex' Common Among Teens, Young Adults
(Date:4/27/2017)... ... 27, 2017 , ... Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs announced a franchise expansion agreement ... year. , The first new location will open at the corner of 27th ... and Northern Lights Drive this fall. And the third location is in the process ...
(Date:4/27/2017)... ... 27, 2017 , ... Are you investing in the safety of your friends ... during the summer. While most of us assume this type of accident will never ... few people are taking the time to learn how to respond effectively or prevent ...
(Date:4/26/2017)... Eagan, MN (PRWEB) , ... April 26, 2017 ... ... solutions that improve supply management in hospitals, today announced it has completed a ... from Black Granite Capital LLC and its partners. Black Granite Capital is a ...
(Date:4/26/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... April 26, 2017 , ... Journal ... adults. It can have severe consequences to overall dental health, including complications with speech, ... often turn to dental implants to replace lost teeth. As the number of tooth ...
(Date:4/26/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... April 26, 2017 , ... ... set that describes the adoption of e-prescribing as measured in Part D Medicare ... prescribers deliver prescriptions to pharmacies, either using e-prescribing, faxes or paper. The ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/20/2017)... 2017 Research and Markets has announced ... Share, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Growth Trends, Key Players, Competitive ... offering. ... market was valued at US$ 7,167.6 Mn in 2015, and ... at a CAGR of 5.6% from 2016 to 2024. ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... - CRH Medical Corporation (TSX: CRH) (NYSE MKT: CRHM) (the "Company"), announces that ... Conference 2017 at the Sheraton Hotel in Toronto, Ontario ... of the Company is scheduled to present on Tuesday, May 2 ... the Chairman of the Board, Tony Holler will also ... For more ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... YORK , April 19, 2017 Global ... drainage devices are tubes used to remove excess liquid ... blood, serum, pus, urine, bile or lymph. Surgical drains ... of surgery such as orthopedics surgery, cardiovascular surgery, neurosurgery, ... is prophylactic post-surgery to prevent accumulation of fluid e.g. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: