by Gena Kaufman
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Before anyone uses this as an unnecessary scare tactic, it should be noted that the study shows a correlation between the two, not necessarily a causation. We can't assume that sex causes depression, or alternatively, that depression causes people to have more sex. Especially when you consider the complicated social implications of having sex, especially for young women.
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In better news, although sex and depression were linked during early college years, the correlation did not predict future depression. Let's consider this study on college women to be more of a reminder for everyone that whether you're single or coupled up, sexually active or celibate: Be safe and take care of your mental health too, ladies.
Have you ever noticed a change in your mental health as related to your sex life? Were you single or in a relationship for your college years?