Mental Health Issues Intertwined with Casual Sex Among Teens

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A new study suggests that among teen and young adults, poor mental health has a reciprocal relationship with casual sex as each contribute to the other over time.

 

Ohio State University researchers found that teens who showed depressive symptoms were more likely than others to engage in casual sex as young adults.“ Several studies have found a link between poor mental health and casual sex, but the nature of that association has been unclear,” said Sara Sandberg-Thoma, doctoral student and lead author of the study.“ There’s always been a question about which one is the cause and which is the effect. 

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