The Dos and Don’ts of a One-Night Stand
This all-inclusive guide to seamless, no-strings-attached sex goes out to every man who’s ever had to navigate an awkward morning-after.
The Morning After
DO: Gauge whether or not she wants to have morning sex. Wrap your arm around her and gently stroke her stomach or kiss her neck. If she doesn’t take the bait, she’s not into it. If she reciprocates, do her a favor and brush your teeth first.
DON’T: Expect a morning delight just because she gave it up the night before. She may be uncomfortable, too hungover, or—apologies for being blunt—she just might not find you attractive when she’s sober.
DO: Be open to the idea of seeing her again. If you happen to hit it off with someone and you’re really enjoying her company, there’s no reason a one-night stand can’t turn into something more.
DON’T: Make promises you can’t keep. “Don’t let someone know you will text them in a few days if you have zero interest in seeing them again,” says Toyooka. Instead, just don’t bring it up.