NCBI ROFL: Positioning the booty-call relationship on the spectrum of relationships.

By ncbi rofl | August 27, 2010 7:00 pm

booty callPositioning the booty-call relationship on the spectrum of relationships: sexual but more emotional than one-night stands.

“Most research on human sexuality has focused on long-term pairbonds and one-night stands. However, growing evidence suggests there are relationships that do not fit cleanly into either of those categories. One of these relationships is a “booty-call relationship.” The purpose of this study was to describe the sexual and emotional nature of booty-call relationships by (a) examining the types of emotional and sexual acts involved in booty-call relationships and (b) comparing the frequency of those acts in booty-call relationships to one-night stands and serious long-term relationships. In addition, the manner in which sociosexuality is associated with the commission of these acts was also examined. Demonstrative of booty-call relationships’ sexual nature was individuals’ tendency to leave after sex and infrequent handholding. In contrast, the romantic nature of booty-call relationships was demonstrated through the frequency of acts like kissing. The results suggest the booty-call relationship is a distinct type of relationship situated between one-night stands and serious romantic relationships.”

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Thanks to Eric for today’s ROFL!

Photo: flickr/p373

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  • http://Untitledvanityproject.blogspot.com Rhacodactylus

    If only this research had been available to me at an earlier age . . . alas

  • Torbjörn Larsson, OM

    Dig that sign, if not the background mount. And now I know what to call it.

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