One night stands are awesome.
Contrary to popular belief – far from making you feel like shit in the morning, a one night stand can be highly energizing for the soul, a great way to reinvent your joie de vie and add a little ‘devil may care’ into your life.
Forget the over-peddled advice about mindfulness classes and green tea nurturing your wellbeing – if you really need a reason to be grateful to be alive, having sex with a total stranger you are unlikely to ever see again should do the job perfectly.
Here are 10 reasons to have a one night stand (and not feel shit about it in the morning).
1. Your expectations are low
The problem with shagging someone you love and respect, is that you are likely to have held out a bit to do the deed – not wanting him to think you were ‘that kind of girl’ (yawn). During this period of no-sex-yet-dating you’ll have inevitably built up a fair amount of expectation and risk being disappointed when the big night arrives.
One night stands? None of that nonsense, you barely know their name let alone have preconceived ideas about what they are like in the sack – no expectations, no disappointments.
2. Life’s too short
And, presuming you’re not seventeen anymore, something you are allowed to fill with slightly reckless activities without concerning yourself with getting a ‘reputation’.
3. You’ll get a reputation
… As that girl who knows how to enjoy life and doesn’t care about what others think of her.
Because, thankfully, one of the perks of being a grown up is that you can make decisions for yourself and not care about the opinions of others regarding them.
Which is almost as fun as the sex itself.
4. There are no labels to confuse the situation
You’re some bird he bought a round of drinks for at midnight who’d already been on the after work lash since 6.30.
Not his girlfriend.
5. Your’e having sex
With another human being, which is always a good idea and means you are ‘practising’ not for when you meet ‘the one’ (groan) but for how to please yourself in bed without having to fog up the situation with questions over the longevity of the relationship.
6. Sex hormones reduce stress and make you live longer
And are cheaper and far more fun than a yoga class.
7. You can go wild
Given that, should the evening go according to plan and you never see your one night stand again, you really can relax and enjoy the experience.
8. Sex doesn’t always have to be a precious gift
Casual sex isn’t for everyone but, sometimes, it’s energizing to have sex simply for the sake of it, without it leading to a long and meaningful relationship. A one night stand can be sex in its purest, most basic form, which is less a precious gift and more a f***ing miracle.
9. One night stands are time efficient
And, should you leave before dawn break, mean you don’t have to worry about awkward small talk or bad breath in the morning.
10. And if the sex was crap you never have to see him again anyway