“Casual sex” has become a bit of a dirty phrase in our culture. Rather than just call it what it is, people use euphemisms like “hooking up” or, even worse, “hanging out.” Somehow, sleeping with people you aren’t necessarily committed to gets a bad rap, as do those who indulge in it. But give us a moment to debunk the myths surrounding casual sex, and you might just see it as a far cooler option than you did before. Bonus: if you’re already on board, you’ll have some facts for any girl who presumes to judge—while secretly wanting to sleep with—you.
Myth #1: Casual Sex Spreads Disease
Casual sex doesn’t spread disease. Unprotected sex spreads disease. While there’s always a risk to sex, protected casual sex is undoubtedly a smarter option than unprotected committed sex. Truth is, until you get to really know a girl, you should wear a condom, whether you happen to be calling her your girlfriend or not.