As reviewed by Garcia and his co-authors, there are plenty. Despite the flood of media messages that hookups are okay, if not desirable, people may still feel that they’ve done something that violates their own internal standards.Feeling perhaps pressured to get involved because "everyone else is," they may develop performance anxiety, ironically setting the stage for future sexual dysfunction.
In the workplace, the results can be just as disastrous, if not more so.
It’s difficult enough to conduct research on sexual behavior.
In addition to the known risks of contracting STDs, developing unwanted pregnancies, and being raped or otherwise assaulted, people who engage in casual sex may suffer emotional consequences that persist long after the details of an encounter are a dim memory.
On college campuses, where brief sexual liaisons are prevalent, unanticipated results can jeopardize a student’s career.
It's even more challenging when the topic is sexual relationships outside the context of long-term relationships.
Regret, faulty memory, and shame or embarrassment can taint or limit people’s self-reports—while, at the same time, others exaggerate their encounters in the opposite direction.