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10 Pros Cons of One Night Stands ...

By Heather

All of the pros and cons of one night stands can be taken one way or another. One night stands are not always bad, in fact, you can learn a lot about yourself from them. If you're thinking about having a one night stand in your life at least once, you've got to take a look at all of my pros and cons of one night stands so that you know exactly what you are getting yourself into! Who knows, maybe they are something that will work for you!

1 Pro: No Emotional Involvement

The biggest pro of a one night stand is that there should be no involvement with your emotions. I know that a lot of other pros and cons of one night stands lists start out this way, but I can promise, that this is a huge pro. If you are just looking for a night to not be yourself and not be emotionally involved, this is it!

2 Pro: Not Awkward

Oh yes, how can you be awkward with someone that you don't really know? This is definitely a pro to one night stands! Not only can you just have sex, but you don't even have to stay the entire night if you don't want to.

3 Pro: Mind-Blowing Sex

While you might not think that all one night stand sex is mind-blowing, it's the thrill. The fact that you are having sex with someone that maybe you just met or that you don't know at all that makes it mind-blowing. It might actually be the best sex that you'll ever have!

4 Pro: Ego Boost

Ah, of course, a one night stand will give you a huge ego boost! Someone wanted to be with you so badly that they gave up their night to be with you. When you have a one night stand, I can honestly tell you that it is a huge ego boost!

5 Pro: Feeling Liberated

If you've ever been in a horrible relationship or been strapped down in a relationship too long and you finally have ended it, you are probably feeling really liberated right? A one night stand can actually make you feel completely liberated in every way possible.

6 Con: STDs

When you are going with one night stands, one of the biggest cons out there is STDs. There is a risk of this. Remember, if you are going to go through with a one night stand, you've got to make sure that you are safe. Use a condom and really protect yourself in every way possible!

7 Con: Potential to Become Attached

Let's say you have a real connection with the guy at the bar, you have sex with him and then you start to have feelings. What could have been just a one night stand, is now something a little more complicated. This can and has happened to a lot of people, so be aware of that.

8 Con: They Don't Know You

Remember, a one night stand is someone that you don't really know, so that can be a pro and a con. I think of it as a con though, because truthfully, they don't know who you are, what you are all about and what your biggest fears and turn ons are.

9 Con: Could Become a Habit

One night stands can be addictive too, especially if you are not in a relationship. Habits like these are hard to break, especially if you like the thrill, especially if you love the feeling of sleeping with someone that you don't really know. Remember, habits like this can be hard to maintain and very difficult to handle.

10 Con: Potential to See Them Again

Finally, remember how Samantha from Sex and the City constantly sees her one night stands? That could be you if you allow this to be your habit! Just because you had sex once, doesn't mean that the person fades away, so you could run into them again.

So girls, if you've been considering having a one night stand for a while now, what did you think of my pros and cons? Have you ever had a one night stand?

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