I’m sure this will come as a shock, but I’ve been around the block a few times. I’ve had a handful of serious relationships, a few regular fuck buddies over the years, and, well, enough one-night stands that I could probably write petition for a grant and write a sex study based on my personal experiences. Instead, I’ll share my findings directly with you! In this episode of Funny Girl Sex Guide, I’m breaking down just some of the things I’ve learned from having one-night stands.
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Ladies, if you’ve ever wondered why you’re always heading home from the bar alone, the answer could be depressingly simple: you are too intelligent and alert. Slate.com has a really fascinating piece about an article soon to be published in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior about “sexual exploitability,” or how the male of the species chooses to pursue a female of the species who seems most sexually susceptible. Or, put it in English, they wanted to find out how men figure out with whom they can score.
You should read the entire piece yourself for the full explanation, because it’s complicated and long-winded. But the bare bones version is men were studied as they responded to a bunch of qualities in potential long-term and short-term mates. And interestingly enough, pictures of women looking sleepy or intoxicated, as well as stupid or immature-seeming, were seen as the most easy lays and most attractive. Keep reading »
It’s hard to willingly endorse the one-night stand because it either goes one way or another: a one-nighter can be blissful, but it can also be a cringe-inducing horror. While a lot of things can go wrong with your quickie, most of the problems will occur during the aftermath—the morning after, and maybe even the few days after that. Here, some things that you just. shouldn’t. ever. do. Keep reading »
What keeps a couple together — and can a relationship survive the perils of a one-night stand? That’s the question behind the new film “The Freebie,” starring Katie Aselton and Dax Shepard, opening today. Aselton, who also wrote and directed the film, plays a dissatisfied wife, married to Shepard and looking to inject their relationship with a little of the passion it once had. The couple concoct a plan to give each other each “one freebie” — one opportunity to sleep with someone else that the other person picks out — no strings attached. But can a monogamous relationship really withstand a couple of one-night stands?
We want to know: Would you ever give your partner a “freebie”? Keep reading »
I’m 24 and finally had a one-night stand. I didn’t bother leaving my number or any contact information (or even my name) in the morning for fear of coming off as clingy or naïve. But I accidentally left a couple of accessories at his place, and now I have no way to get in touch. Should I have just offered him my cell number and left it at that? Do I just cope with the fact that the guy and these items are lost forever? — MC
A lot of stuff going on here, MC. First, I’m confused about you not giving him your name, and how doing so would be clingy or naïve. I mean, unless you met at one of those “Eyes Wide Shut” masquerade balls. Read more … Keep reading »