Backstory: I’m on AIM, talking to a very close (female) friend of mine; she is 22 and has a young child with her ex-boyfriend. He recently came up (from Chicago) to see their child. She told me that she “hadn’t gotten any” in a long time and “needed to get laid,” (yes, she is as crude and vulgar as I am, and that is why I love her) so she had sex with her ex. She doesn’t really feel either way about it; it was just something that inevitabley happened.
I have done the same thing (although not recently) and regretted it. I also know others who have slept with their former SO’s and had different feelings afterwards. My question is: how many Dopers have done this, and how did you feel about it afterwards? Did it lead to reconciliation or more problems? Your thoughts on the issue would be appreciated.