Lately I'm noticing more comments from readers who seem to conclude women have sex mainly because they're hoping for a long-term relationship.
One recent comment seemed to suggest a woman wouldn't have sex at all unless she thought it would lead to a relationship. Any sexual encounter not leading to one, this reader seemed to suggest, was a zero-sum loss on the woman's side of things.
Long-time readers here will know women have a variety of reasons for engaging in sex, and a woman angling for a relationship with a man is only one of them.
I've spooled off women's various reasons for going to bed with men numerous times on Girls Chase before.
Today, however, I figured I'd put some numbers to them.
So, I dug up a 1999 study that examined women's motives for engaging in short-term sexual encounters, including:
One-night stands (sex on one occasion)
Flings (sex more than once with the same individual)
Casual sexual relationships like friends with benefits
I ranked the top 10 most common reasons women say they slept with a new man, and also pulled out a few interesting bonus reasons and looked at how they compare to the top 10.
Put your seatbelt on, because we're diving into the sultry world of female desire.