If you have recently gone through a breakup or divorce especially if it was less than amicable, you may be wondering when it is the right time to get back out on the dating scene. Or in some cases, you might decide that you don’t want to date, you just want to go out and let it all hang loose. While it’s understandable that you may be feeling a bit rebellious, or even a bit angry at your ex, you don’t want to go out and make a fool of yourself or do something you will deeply regret later. Sex on the rebound doesn’t always have to be a bad thing, as long as you go about it the right way.
Rebound sex can make you feel good about yourself. Let’s clarify that. It isn’t that you want to go out and be promiscuous which is never advisable; it comes down to how you feel about yourself and how other people perceive you. Everyone wants to feel wanted. Being desired by other people can increase her self-confidence and assure you that you are still a hot commodity. Nothing wrong with that!
While you probably don’t want to jump back into a serious relationship, rebound sex gives you the opportunity to test the waters and see what’s out there. You’re not damaged goods you will find someone else eventually. Who knows? That rebound fling could lead to a more serious and meaningful relationship.
Sometimes, rebound sex can serve one purpose and one purpose only. And that is to have your needs met and to move on. It sounds crass but sometimes the best way to get over someone to move onto the next one knowing that that person probably won’t be your soul mate, but they can offer you a good time and a distraction from inking about your ex.
This should probably be at the top of the list, but since we’ve addressed your emotional and physical needs the most important thing to remember is to be safe. If you choose to engage in casual sex you should always protect yourself. A casual encounter can lead to any number of situations that could turn your night of rebound sex into a situation that will follow you your whole life. Be safe. Wrap it up. Every time.
Another important thing to consider is your relationship with your ex. If your relationship is in it recently and you’re not 100% sure that you won’t go back to them, rebound sex is a bad idea. Your ex may not even entertain the idea of taking you back if he or she finds out you have slept with someone else. Make sure that your relationship is over permanently before moving on to someone else.
Casual sex may not be up your alley. It’s not the right decision for everyone and sometimes can make situations worse than they already were. Take a good look at your situation and be honest with yourself. Are you ready to venture into this? If you have any doubt whatsoever don’t do it. Take all the time you need to heal from your breakup and do what’s best for you physically, emotionally, and morally.