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One Night Stands

Happy Birthday, Grindr! Thanks for Taking the 'Fun' Out of Sex

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 03.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

I miss the days when gay men had to approach each other in-person and at least pretend to be interested in more than "Top or bottom?" and "Hung?" Now guys are less likely to talk to me when they spot me. Instead they'll find me on Grindr after getting home and then cut right to the crude chase: "NSA?" "Fun?"

Rethinking Casual Sex

Omar Sarwar | Posted 03.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Omar Sarwar

There's no reason to feel ashamed about hooking up. But for the subset of young gay men who desire traditional long-term commitment, is our culture's emphasis on the pursuit of sexual novelty and variety in any way harmful?

A One-night Stand With My Mother

Oral Fixation | Posted 02.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Oral Fixation

All signs pointed toward me being gay, but to my mom and relatives I was just a kid having fun. I was fabulous that night and I knew it; that is, until my father walked in and saw me.

My One Nightstand: A Story of Cancer, Addiction, and Furniture

Oral Fixation | Posted 04.01.2014 | Women
Oral Fixation

My nightstand served as a holding tank for the turquoise kidney shaped throw-up trays I'd need over five years of chemo. It converted to a trashcan for all of the Kleenex used to wipe the vomit off my face. It displayed fish tanks, terrariums and cool lamps. It housed the first love letter I ever received. When I moved away from home, my nightstand naturally came with me.

Are You Trapped In A Pattern Of One-Night Stands?

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

By Rick Clemons for YourTango.com We've all had the regrettable one night stand. But can you picture being stuck in a never-ending one? That's jus...

Here's That Scientific Definition Of 'Booty Call' You Never Asked For

Posted 01.23.2014 | Women

By: By Stephanie Pappas, Senior Writer Published: 12/04/2013 09:35 AM EST on LiveScience At long last, science has defined "booty call." A...

The Night I Didn't Sleep With a Rock Star

Elly Klein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Elly Klein

The voice of reason in my head said, "He's not going to be there. And if he's there, you won't get anywhere near him. And if you get near him, you won't get to talk to him. And if you get to talk to him, you won't get to hang out with him. So, don't even bother." Shhh, voice of reason, you bloody killjoy!

The Graceless Ways I've Escaped Sexual Situations

Jessica Blankenship | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Jessica Blankenship

Now I have let myself get so far into some evenings before realizing I wasn't into things that there was no chance at all of getting out without looking like a mental patient. I'm weirdly unbothered by this. F*ck it. When keeping it classy goes wrong, you sometimes have to settle for just trying to keep it together. "It" meaning "your thighs."

How I Turned A One-Night Stand Into A Long-Term Relationship

HowAboutWe | Posted 12.10.2013 | Women
HowAboutWe

Pick up any book, read any magazine, or watch any movie targeted toward single women, and you'll pick up a handful of tips on places to find a potential boyfriend: at sports bars, in the frozen food aisle, at closing time at the Laundromat. But they always overlook the man that could be right underneath you: the guy you accidentally brought home last weekend after a makeout session at the bar. Yes, the guy you spent the night with could actually be the one you spend your life with. It happened to me.

Researchers: College Kids Aren't Getting Laid As Much As You Might Think

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 08.14.2013 | College

"Hooking up" has long been used to describe easy, sleazy college sex. From panicked media headlines to concerned studies by the American Psychological...

Men vs. Women: Who Behaves Worse While Traveling?

Triposo | Posted 07.20.2013 | Travel
Triposo

At Triposo, we're all about spontaneity when it comes to travel. We think that getting out there and experiencing a culture, whether through visiting ...

WATCH: Bad Sex Finally Gets Anthem

Posted 02.20.2013 | Comedy

Sex sex sex. We all like it. But what if sex is bad? Is it worth it? Taryn Southern (of Hot4Hill fame) explores the question in her new music video...

Confessions Of An Ex-Sex Kitten

Posted 11.04.2012 | OWN

By Lisa Dierbeck In her teens and 20s, she saw sex as a simple game of conquest. Today she'd rather stay home than wake up with a stranger. Wha...

Last Chance Love On A Friday Night

Ann Bauer | Posted 11.26.2012 | Fifty
Ann Bauer

He of the sweater vest reached out and pulled the librarian close. It lasted perhaps four minutes, but that was four minutes of sheer, all-out bliss. Their bodies were pressed together, his hand on the bare part of her arm, and they looked, each of them, profoundly grateful.

Should I Sleep With Him?: A Flow Chart

Courtney Garcia | Posted 10.16.2012 | Comedy
Courtney Garcia

Sometimes a spontaneous move in the right moment sparks something great; thus, every offer should not be rejected. So, instead of a rule, I've created a flow chart to help me decide if I will sleep with someone I meet at a party.

One Night Stands: 8 Reasons To Have Them

Jill Di Donato | Posted 08.28.2012 | Women
Jill Di Donato

Sex really doesn't always have to be about a meaningful and intimate connection; sometimes it's about doing what feels good in the moment.

What 40 Percent Of 20-Something Women Have Done

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 06.21.2012 | Women

All of us need a vacation every once in awhile to sustain our mental health, but apparently some of us have more fun on than others. A new survey indi...

Xtra, Xtra: The Grindr Chronicles

Evan Ross Katz | Posted 07.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Evan Ross Katz

Hunky goodness is (really) great and all, but the problem for me became the heartbreak. "NSA" means "No Strings Attached," and not the Mila Portman/Ashton Timberlake film but the reality that this encounter will never happen again.

'856 Feet Away...': My Grindr Experiment

DJ Louie XIV | Posted 07.07.2012 | Gay Voices
DJ Louie XIV

It goes without saying that this was one of the most awkward experiences in my already-pretty-awkward life, but I knew right away that I was happy I did it. Mainly, I had achieved one of my main goals with the experience, which was to get a sense of my own sexual boundaries.

CAMPUS CALLBOYS: German College Students Promise Coeds Good Grades For Good Sex

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 04.06.2012 | Weird News

Generations of male college students have put their collective brain power toward one common goal: Figuring out a way to get female coeds to have nonc...

Why Older Women Will Have Sex with You

Deborah Gaines | Posted 02.12.2012 | Fifty
Deborah Gaines

My friend Eric recently told me about the stream of women--average age 55--who have been sharing his bed since his divorce. "I've never had so many one-night stands in my life," he said wonderingly.