One-Night Stand. A taboo string of words that has found itself embedded and immersed in the sexual cuture of Isla Vista. The one-night stand is an inevitable, inescapable occurence at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Isla Vista is a hotbed of blonde babes and hormone-filled, tank-top-wearing guys; add 4-8 fl oz of Heritage or 48-96 fl oz of Natty Light to this equation and your product is a one-night stand. Whether you have just broken up with your significant other, haven’t gotten laid since the last Presidential Election, or just want to have a little fun, the end result is always the same. The one-night stand has gleaned an exceedingly negative connotation in the past ten years, labeling men as “pigs” and women as “sluts.” However, if you are being safe, there is mutual consent, and it is not a constant occurence, what is so wrong with having a one-night stand? Let’s explore the pros and cons of this alcohol-and-hormone-charged sexual experience.
1. Amazing Sex
Considering you will likely never see each other again, now is the time to let go of your inhibitions and experiment. Try that crazy position you read about in one of Cosmo’s “Hot Issues—it may result is absolutely mind-blowing sex.
2. Confidence Boost
Being well-received anywhere, especially the bedroom, can be a real ego boost for a woman. Knowing that you pleased your lucky guy is the ultimate compliment.
Allowing yourself this rare, sexually-freeing night of pure pleasure, fun, and experimentation can be quite liberating.
1. Unexpected pregnancy/STD’s
Such an impromptu night of fun can likely leave you and your guy without a condom. Don’t “wing it” or use the “pull and pray” method. No condom, no fun.
It is easy to feel guilty or regretful about such a frowned-upon activity; if you think that you will ultimately feel bad about yourself at the end of the night then stay away from a one-night stand.
Girls have the tendency to become more attached than guys. If you are going to be upset or disappointed over your one-night stand not taking you out for breakfast the next morning or making plans for a second date, then do not engage.
1. Be Safe
Use a condom and be sure that you are on a second form of birth control such as an oral contraceptive. Nothing makes a temporary experience more permanent than a baby or disease.
2. Don’t Feel Guilty
Society has taught women to feel bad about exploring and welcoming their sexuality. You won’t have a fun and sexy night if you are preoccupied with thoughts of being deemed a “slut.”