23 Percent of Broken-Hearted College Students Have Revenge Sex

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In which science discovers “revenge sex” is a thing: Researchers at the University of Missouri asked college students — all of whom had recently been through a breakup — about their post-relationship dalliances, including some specific questions about their motives for having sex. Twenty-three percent of them reported “revenge motives,” telling the researchers they’d had sex specifically to get back at their ex. Not surprisingly, the worse they felt about the breakup, the more likely they were to get after some revenge sex. 

Revenge Sex Is Pretty Common