Saturday, July 29, 2006

"Booty calls" Satisfy Beast Within Women

Tamara McLean - The Courier Mail

Casual sex may be more rampant than first thought, with a new survey showing half of Australian women have had a "booty call" friend at one stage in their life. In a study of more than 650 women of all ages, 53% admitted to having a mate for regular but non-committed sex during their lifetime.

Sexologist Stacey Demarco said this type of relationship offered women a safer sexual environment than a classic one night stand. But it still allowed them to be emotionally unattached. "As long as both parties understand the parameters of the relationship this is healthy way to go", Ms Demarco said.

The survey, run by the company which makes female libido enhancement product Femi-X, found three out of four women would not be offended if they received a booty call from a good-looking friend. And four out of 10 women said they were willing to take a booty call from their chosen buddy at any time, day or night.

Ms Demarco said the results showed Australian women had an increasingly flexible approach to relationships and were not single-mindedly focused on finding long-term love. Instead they were prepared to enter regular but casual relationships with men who were their sexual match but possibly not suited in other ways, she said.

Professor Susan Davis, a women's health expert at Monash University, agreed women had a freer attitude to sex these days but said they still valued the traditional relationship. "This shows that young women believe they have a right, like men, to just have sex," Professor Davis said. She said previous research of women aged under 45 showed those in relationships were happier than those who weren't.

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