Sexual Regrets Among Men and Women Differ Greatly

Wavebreakmedia Ltd/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The differences between men and women are infinite, especially when it comes to the issue of sexual regret.

To determine how unlike they are in the realm of things that didn’t go their way sexually, researchers from UCLA and the University of Texas at Austin asked men and women about situations where regret comes into play.

Topping the list for men was that 27 percent said they felt regret for being too shy to pursue sex with a potential partner, 23 percent regretted not being sexually adventurous when they were young and 19 percent felt remorse for not being sexually adventurous when they were single.

On the other hand, 24 percent of women listed losing their virginity to the wrong man as their top complaint with 23 percent expressing regret for cheating on someone in the past or present and 20 percent claiming they shouldn’t have acted so fast sexually.

Interestingly, the responses from gay, lesbian and bisexual respondents were pretty similar to those of heterosexuals with women more apt than men to express negative emotions about casual sex.

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