Most of us have been there. We come to the end of a long relationship with a person we trusted and loved and then -- boom -- just like that it's over and we feel like someone dropped us flat on our faces. There's a period of mourning that occurs after a relationship ends, but instead of seeking solitary confinement and sitting in a quiet room reflecting on old times and trying to move on, some of us pursue...uh, more social activities to try and cope with our anger and sadness.
I'm talking about sex, folks. Rebound or revenge sex, to be more accurate. According to a recent study of 170 college-age students, one-third of people have revenge sex within one month of breaking up with a partner. Ah well, if you're going to jump into that fire, at least make sure you're following a few rules and doing it right.
I'm not an advocate for rebound sex, especially when it comes to women and rebound sex. It is totally sexist - I KNOW -- but I'm friends with several women who are as badass as they come and can eat sharks for lunch AND STILL had their hearts broken because they jumped into another sexual dalliance so soon after a bad break-up.
With that said, I know there are some women -- I know one in particular -- who can pull this off. But those women have strict rules about how to engage in rebound sex -- and they stick to their guns, no matter how vulnerable they may feel. Here are 7 rules for revenge sex:
Going to baseball games
Riding bike rides in the nice weather
Playing outside after work/school
Going for walks outside