8 Reasons to Have a One-Night Stand


One-night stands have kind of a bad rep. Sure, there’s a risk of embarrassing moments, walks of shame, and STDs, but there are still some really great things about them! They’re basically a naughty treat – have them in moderation, be safe, and they’re awesome. If the temptation of obligation free sex isn’t appealing enough, TheFrisky came up with some good reasons to have a one-night stand:

1. You’ll watch less TV. I don’t know about you, but I’m constantly Netflix-ing some program to which I promptly become addicted. And then I start dreading the day it runs out. (It is this destructive habit that’s caused me to watch all seasons of “30 Rock” no fewer than six times.) And so: Any night I don’t fall asleep whittling down the ever-lessening reserves of exciting TV is a night I’m grateful for. As I lack the self-restraint to do it when I’m home, I welcome any late-night plans. “30 Rock” is wonderful, of course. But it’s not more wonderful than sex that’s either a) legitimately good, or b) sort of bad and hilarious and, therefore, it’s own great form of entertainment.

2. You don’t have to make the bed in the morning. I’m mean, I’m sorry, but this makes it all worth it right here. I am a terrible maker of beds. It never looks even; I don’t know how to get it, like, fluffy you know? And! I’m not even one of those people who’s got a bed against a wall. Making a bed that’s up against wall is near-impossible. So to you ladies in that situation, I implore you: Please sleep out as often as you can.

3. The orgasm. Sometimes it’s just nice to have one from someone other than yourself, you know?

Still not convinced? Click here to see 5 more reasons for having a one-night stand!

Born, raised, and living in London, Ellen balances a life filled with reading an excessive number of books, attempting to do Pilates, and writing for Cosmopolitan UK alongside CollegeCandy. Contact me: @twitter