This phrase has been relayed over years to countless innocent babes looking to get out of the woods after a breakup, but does it really work?
As millennials, by default, we want everything at lightning speed. Faster wireless internet, faster job promotions, faster weight loss, faster ways to orgasm, faster methods to meet partners (0.6 seconds per swipe on average) and of course faster breakups.
" So perhaps after a breakup, we could eradicate our exes from our minds and hearts by getting under and sleeping with somebody new."
Potentially each notch on the bedpost could chip away at the love we have for our ex, the touch of another can make heartbreak a less bitter pill to swallow. A distraction as powerful as sex can surely take your mind off what you’re really missing.
Or maybe that’s solely what it is, a distraction, trading one infatuation for another, temporarily sexing the mind into submission to forget.
Indeed a slice of naughty pie tastes good on the lips but that one fix won’t eradicate your sugar cravings forever. If anything you might crave sugar even more. ‘Sugar’ being your ex-boyfriend, fling or ex-buddy.
On the contrary, pleasure can pull off a very sweet job of masking pain, we often encounter people using pleasure to cope with pain in the modern world. I’m sure there are guys and girls that sleep around after a breakup and wind up finding the one. These kinds of stories often take place.
" Though, for the most part, I’m willing to go out on a limb and say that sleeping around acts the same way as a band-aid."
Band-aids, of course, provide promising benefits, they assist in healing and quickly stop the bleeding but eventually, you remove them and let the wound heal naturally, they aren’t forever.
The basic truth is that no one person can make you feel exactly the same way as you felt with your ex because no two people and no two loves are ever the same.
Therefore sleeping around may fill a hole for a short time (and by that I mean in your heart) though it’s not a reliable approach to wholly get you over your ex.
Time may be the most trustworthy and dependable healer. Brokenhearted people often break hearts because they’re not invested in the new relationship, other than stocks in orgasms and short-lived highs.
It’s a risky game when feelings are on the table, especially not just your own. It may be cliche but I believe it’s accurate that the best way to get over someone is to get on with your life and let time blessedly do its job. Sex is most definitely amazing and can occupy you until your love for your ex inevitably becomes faded, yet have a care in others if you use this method to propel you forward to where you were always meant to be heading.
Everything happens for a reason.