One-night stand – a steamy night of no-strings-attached sex with a stranger. Sex without being in a relationship could spice up your single life. Just follow a couple of ground rules though.
One-night-stands can be great fun, if no-strings-attached sex is what both of you were looking for. Be honest about what you want from the very beginning. With yourself and your potential fling. It's too late to bring up the subject the morning after.
Using condoms is a must! Even if the woman uses another birth control option. It's the only way to protect yourself from STDs. Also, make sure that you let a good friend know what you are up to and where you are going. Disappearing with a stranger may be risky…
Have an exit strategy
Tell your sex partner that you have an early morning meeting before hitting the sack. That way, you can openly get up in the morning and leave, instead of waiting for the right moment to make an exit.
Don't drink too much alcohol
When it comes to one-night stands, booze is often involved. Which is fine, but don't have sex with someone you don't know if you are entirely drunk. Because throwing up all over someone is just embarrassing. And it’s awful to wake up next to somebody who looked nice through ‘beer goggles’ but turns out to be far less attractive the morning after.
Almost half the women who had a one-night stand felt bad the morning after, researchers found. They said they felt used or bad about themselves because they were 'easy'. Only 20 per cent of men felt that. But women shouldn't feel bad. It’s apparently in their genes to have one-night stands. Nature wants them to 'collect' lots of healthy sperm, so they can have healthy babies. So don't feel bad, blame nature.
Leave things behind
Make sure you have all of your belongings when you leave the place! It would be weird and awkward having to come back to ask for and search for your bra, your wallet or your phone. But if you really want to see your fling again, leave a thank you note with your phone number.