The one night stand relationship rules every woman should know

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Follow these rules for a fun, safe, exciting and empowering one night stand that you'll daydream about for months.

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There's a lot of stigma surrounding one night stands, but what matters most is your own sense of happiness and your safety. Here's our top advice for navigating the world of casual flings...

Make your safety your number one priority


If you really don't know the person make sure you use adequate protection and always tell a friend where you're going. When the tryst is over give that same friend a text to confirm you're safe. Staying in charge of your own well-being is the key to confidence and a good one night stand.

Don't assume a deeper emotional connection


A one night stand often won't lead to a relationship, so make sure you don't mistake passionate sex for a sign of some deeper affection. Do yourself a favour and stay casually detached to prevent any future disappointments.

Understand you might feel the 'guilt factor'


If you're used to long-term committed relationships, a one night stand might leave you feeling guilty. This could be because you're not used to the detachment, or it could be a sign that a one night stand isn't what you really want. The key is to listen to your gut instincts.

Avoid post-wedding one night stands


Sparks can fly at romantic wedding events but that doesn't mean you should step-out with the nearest usher. In this situation things could get awkward fast and gossip will spread like wild fire around all of the inter-connected wedding guests. In any case it's crucial to think through the social consequences of your casual fling before it comes back to bite you.

Don't sleep over to avoid awkward morning conversation


It's the age old question: Should I stay or should I go? Relationship experts recommend getting out of there if you want to avoid the awkward moments and are not interested in any kind of emotional connection. Plus, you'll both still be experiencing the post-coital glow, which should leave you with better lasting memories of the event.

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