Everyone knows a one night stand is a sexual relationship that lasts only one night. Let’s call it for what it is: a booty call. College students handle their one night stands in many different ways. Some will gloat about their sexual escapades adding a tally to their conquests, while others condemn the openness and would rather keep the details of what happened in the bedroom. While there can definitely be a lot of taboo concerning one night stands, here are some reasons why these one-time rendezvous might just prove to be good for you.
Having a one night stand helps build up self-esteem. After a one night stand, you’ll have confidence in yourself—sex is something you’re great at—and you’ll also feel more comfortable in your body. It’s also an ego boost when your partner tells you how amazing the experience is while you both enjoy yourselves.
A one night stand will give you the opportunity to express yourself and allow you to experiment with what you like. Don’t be scared to tell your partner the things that turn you on or do something you didn’t have the courage to do before. It’s okay to experiment. Creativity will help you to feel more liberated.
Yes, you can totally have great sex without being in love. You don’t have to be in love with a person to be highly attracted to them—physically and sexually. And this is completely fine and normal. Because one night stands are quick and simple, there is no need to establish a deeper relationship if you are not looking for or want something that will last. The glory of a one night stand is that there is no emotional involvement or obligations tied to the sex.
You can set the terms on what you will and won’t allow. Be clear about what you do and don’t want. By establishing limits, this allows you to stay in control of the situation. This also protects you from any crazy scenarios. Make sure it is understood to your partner, and more importantly yourself, that this is a one night gig. Plus, you never have to see that person again. After it’s all said and done you can leave, no strings attached.
There’s something to be said about having a successful one night stand—these were just a few encouraging reasons. But remember, you should always practice safer sex—even more so while having casual sex. Condoms don’t protect you from everything out there but are still needed, especially with someone you don’t know very well.
Alexus Fay is a blogger creating content from her blog Sincerely Fay. A current college student, foodie, and poet with aspirations to have a career in fashion, you can often find her binge watching k dramas, Game of Thrones, and other shows.