After finally breaking up with your boyfriend or for that matter even being dumped after enduring a tumultuous relationship, it is natural to feel the urge to get your revenge.
Break ups can be highly emotional and can even make a sane person highly irrational, which is why there are so many songs and references about revenge or rebound sex in popular culture.
When the thought of having revenge sex crosses your mind, you can’t help but wonder if it is a good idea. Many people claim that the best way to get over someone is to get under someone new.
In fact, a study published in the journal Archives of Sexual Behaviour revealed that 25% people admitted to having revenge sex. Another 35% of people revealed they had rebound sex.
While you’re tempted to have revenge sex because you know that will hurt your ex-boyfriend’s feelings, here’s why it is a bad idea!
1. It won’t help you get over your ex-partner
Many popular American sitcoms show how rebound or revenge sex after a breakup helps them get over a breakup and forget about their ex. However, in reality, that is far from the truth.
There’s no doubt that casual and meaningless sex soon after a break-up can be fun but that will take your mind off your ex for a very limited period of time.
You might just end up regretting jumping into bed with someone you barely know when you were feeling so vulnerable. Also, you will feel guilty for using someone to get back at your ex when you later evaluate the situation from a moral standpoint.
Continue on the next pages for the rest of the reasons why revenge sex is a bad idea!