Question: Is it bad to have one-night stands?


Having a one-night stand can be a great experience โ€” or a not-so-great one. ... But if you are up for one-night stands and enjoy having casual sex, then theres no reason why you shouldnt go for it โ€” as long as youre safe and both people are on the same page. In fact, sometimes a random hookup just what you need..

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Not everyone is in a relationship โ€” and like all human beings, they have needs too. Sex is an important part of any relationship, but also a part of life. Opportunities arise, and perhaps that is where the one-night stand comes in. The Oxford Dictionary definition of a one-night stand is: A sexual relationship lasting only one night. However, it does seem rare a one-night stand results in a relationship. Is the thought that a woman could want to fulfil her own selfish needs too much to fathom, or is there really a different Is it bad to have one-night stands?

of psychology going on for men and women. Think about how the movies portray it. Even when they are trying to breakdown the concept of casual sex, it always ends with a happy ending.

So, is that the case in real-life? Tony Moore, a counseller for Relationships Ireland, a not-for-profit organisation that offers confidential relationship counselling services and Nuala Deering a psychotherapist and sex therapist.

Is it bad to have one-night stands?

Moore said the stereotype is men pray on innocent women for that sort of thing. While these are not single people, it is clear one-night stands involve married people too, more often the men. Why did they partner feel the need to do this. And the partner always attempts to give some bullshit answer. The crux of it is that they are bored.

They want to be let off and in order to do this, they go over the top and cross the line. The fact that they are in a relationship goes completely out of their head.

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Satisfying their needs Moore said the same can be said for those who are single or in a casual relationship. One-night stands are very common. Looking at it from the male point of view, it is often the once off act of intercourse the man wants, with someone anonymous. He said one-night stands can be a bit of fun for people, both men and women, but said it is important to know what you are going in to.

Females often say to me that they have sexual desires and they want a good time too. For women it is about asserting their right as a sexual being, that they too have the right and power to do as they wish. Hurt feelings However, while he said men can often walk away from the experience, without a care in the world which he admitted is not always the case women do carry it with them, he said.

Deering said one-night stands do seem more common now, but perhaps more people are just more open about talking about them.

Is it bad to have one-night stands?

There is a lot of pressure out there. She added that people could be avoiding intimacy with one-night stands. It can often block a more intimate, deeper relationship. People need to be grown up about it, be responsible and safe.

Do men and women have different attitudes towards one-night stands? Can both men and women have fun, or do they both expect different things? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section below. Tony Moore is a counsellor for Relationships Ireland. Keep an eye on or for daily updates. News images provided by and unless otherwise stated. Irish sport images provided by unless otherwise stated. Journal Media does not control and is not responsible for user created content, posts, comments, submissions or preferences.

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