Jasmine offers a precis of Lisa Dailey's book Stop Getting Dumped!, which offers a really practical reason why women should hold off on having sex with men they're dating. I'm such a strong believer in women having the same privileges as men -- including taking charge of sex and doing what they want -- that I feel horribly retro in my newly forming belief that it's better to hold off.
This makes me feel less like Phyllis Schafly.
According to Jasmine, Daily explains
Daily says that many women don't even realize just how much sex changes the dynamics of a relationship. When women have sex, they release a hormone called oxytocin (also referred to as "the cuddle hormone"), which some scientific researchers believe makes women feel extra warm and fuzzy for their sex partners. Daily warns that if women do the deed too soon, they might make too much of a relationship that barely ever existed outside of the bedroom. When you inflate the significance of a relationship, the man often bolts.