by Gena Kaufman
George Holz Post breakup, there's always that one person who doles out this advice: "The best way to get over someone is to get under someone else." But do people really do that, and is it a good idea or not?
Rebound sex is a popular idea in both pop culture and in the realm of questionable coping advice. But some scientists wanted to examine whether or not it's actually behavior that people engage in after a breakup. After conducting a study among 170 college students who had been through a breakup in the past eight months, their conclusion was that a fair amount of the brokenhearted do, in fact, engage in rebound sex. Among the participants, 35 percent said they'd had sex to get over their ex, and 25 percent reported having sex as a form of revenge. Unsurprisingly, the people more likely to have revenge sex were the ones who had been dumped, as opposed to those who had done the dumping.
See more: 10 Beauty Tricks That Make Guys Melt
Next up, the scientists want to study whether or not rebound sex actually helps people feel better after getting their heart broken. But until we have the scientific analysis, let's discuss what you think: Is it a good move, or a disaster waiting to happen?
My take? It all depends on the motivation. If you're doing it to help yourself mentally move on or to have a new exciting adventure, it could be just the palate cleanser you need to get on with your life. But doing it for revenge? Ugh, no. For one, I don't see how that would actually work, and for two, your decision to have sex should always be for you.
What do you think? Are you pro- or anti-rebound sex? Have you ever done it? Did it make you feel better?
More from Glamour:
11 Dating Don'ts You Should Stop Doing Now
10 Most Wearable Spring 2014 Fashion Trends
The Best Shoes for Spring 2014
10 Wardrobe Essentials Every Woman Should Own
13 Sneaky Habits That Can Cause Acne