Sex Without Condom Improves Mental Health

Aug 05, 2009
Scientists claim that having sex without condom can actually be good for man's and woman's mental health.

A study conducted by Professor Stuart Brody, of the West of Scotland University, Paisley and his team revealed that sexual relationships without condom use were linked to better mental health for both partners. The study included of 99 women and 111 men in Portugal, who were given questionnaires about their sex lives and sexual pleasure as well as the use of birth control methods. 

According to the findings, people who had unprotected sex, showed better abilities to cope with stress and had better overall mental health.

The scientists say that people are biologically programmed to have unprotected sex, which boost their chances for successful conception.

On the other hand, the results of the study can send wrong message to people, leading to sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies. For those, who have casual sexual relationships or are unsure about sexual history of their partner, unprotected sex can be far more harmful for mental and physical well-being.

The research was published in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior.