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Sexercism is a term for the act of having sex with a new person in an attempt to forget about, or get over, a previous relationship. The term is a portmanteau of the words "sex" and "exorcism."
Sexercism is also sometimes called rebound sex. It should not be confused with the similar sounding term sexorcism, which is an attempt to exorcise an evil spirit from the body through sexual intercourse.
A sexercism is seen as a way to cut emotional ties with a past relationship by forging new ties with someone else. However, that doesn’t mean that a sexercism must necessarily involve a strong emotional connection. Anecdotal evidence suggests that having a one-night stand can help a person get over an ex more effectively than dating or emotionally investing in new people.
However, psychologists suggest that people should exercise caution when deciding to have a sexercism. While some feel liberated from the emotional ties of their past relationships, others may feel depressed after a sexercism. Sexercism can be a temporary way to escape the reality of grieving for a relationship, but these difficult emotions can linger or return after the rebound sex ends.