Overall women’s feelings were more negative than men’s. Eighty per cent of men had overall positive feelings about the experience compared to 54 per cent of women. Men were more likely than women to secretly want their friends to hear about it and to feel successful because the partner was desirable to others. Men also reported greater sexual satisfaction and contentment following the event, as well as a greater sense of well-being and confidence about themselves.
The predominant negative feeling reported by women was regret at having been “used”. Women were also more likely to feel that they had let themselves down and were worried about the potential damage to their reputation if other people found out. Women found the experience less sexually satisfying and, contrary to popular belief, they did not seem to view taking part in casual sex as a prelude to long-term relationships.
If this is a correct summary of the results found by Professor Anne Campbell from Durham University in the UK, it sounds like 26 percent of the men were deluding themselves with their confidence about themselves as lovers. Not surprising if you are one of the men whose metric is what your buddies will think of the woman you are having sex with. It becomes your buddies who provide you with your greatest sexual satisfaction. Doing April but thinking about Justin and the guys.
Talk about failing to live in the moment.
If the man's a self-obsessed dud the first time, most women wouldn't want more of the same, thank you very much.
Men who go into a sexual interaction with the goal to "Hit that" are likely to be satisfied irregardless of whether the other person was satisfied. But of course many of those interpreting these results blame the women and possibly the entire female gender as they try to fit the results into popular gender stereotypes.
Men -- who according to this study are more likely to leave their sex partners unsatisfied than women are and yet who are more likely to feel happy afterwards -- are described as better at casual sex?
Hat tip: The Curvature