By: K. Aleisha Fetters
"When guys hook up with girls, the main payoff is the ego satisfaction they get from the conquest and orgasmic release. It's intense and thrilling," says Paul Hokemeyer, Ph.D, a Manhattan-based relationship therapist. "There's a mania that's associated with it, but also a depressive side that frequently leaves them feeling spent and hollow after the deed is done."
In fact, a 2013 study of 3,900 college students found that men experience anxiety and depression after casual sex, and guys who hook up on the regular report lower levels of self-esteem, life satisfaction, and overall happiness than those who get their monogamous rocks off. Plus, Hokemeyer says that in committed relationships men have more opportunity to get exactly what they want out sex-playing, acting out fantasies, and flat-out asking for things guys can't (or at least shouldn't) ask for during a one-night stand.
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