The Nookie Know-It-All: Morning After Etiquette
Whenever I sleep over at a new guy’s place, I am never sure what to do/how to act in the morning. Am I supposed to leave? Am I supposed to stay and pretend to be sleeping? Also, how do I hint to a guy who has slept over that it’s time for him to leave? — Awkward In The Mornin’, Dallas, TX
Isn’t it weird how awkward conversation over eggs seems way scarier than letting some dude put his penis in you? It’s because the morning-after usually signifies what direction (if any) this new relationship will take. That’s a lot of pressure before 9 AM! Your safest bet is to take the guys’ cue when you wake up. If Mr. X is already dressed and halfway out the door when you’re just starting to rub the sleep out of your eyes, than you know it’s time to say goodbye. If you wake up to Mr. Y offering you a pair of his boxers and bunny slippers, than make yourself at home and stay awhile.
If you’re at tu casa, and aren’t quite ready to make last night’s guy breakfast in bed, then take a play from Mr. X and say you’ve got plans. Don’t push him out the door as soon as you put your contacts in, but casually tell him that you’re meeting a friend for brunch or have to go workout. Once he realizes your plans don’t include him, he should take the bait (or, as I like to call it…the bacon).
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A Note On Playing It Safe: The Frisky thinks safe sex is smart sex – so please practice it in the way that’s right for your relationship.