Why One Night Stands Don’t Have to be Casual


You’re out minding your own business, having the time of your life. You lock eyes from across the room. You feel electric shocks throughout your whole body, everyone else seems to fade away, and it’s just you two in the room.

Some people call it eye f*!king, others call it destiny. Either way, you both know you’re in for a wild ride- or night.


One night stands. While we all have our own relationship to sex and hookups, one night stands are a part of the journey for many of us. For the sake of this article, we’ve made up a new acronym- ONS.

Amidst the heavy shame programming that we carry around sexuality, ONSs are not necessarily celebrated- at least not for women.

We’re all familiar with the classic double standard. Boy and girl hook up. Boy is high-fived and congratulated, girl is called a slut. This prevents many women from going after an experience that they’re desiring, or hide it once they do.

While some ONSs feel sloppy, uncoordinated, and far too casual, they have the potential to be magical moments of connection. A burst of electricity between two people, fueled by excitement and curiosity.

Sure trust and comfort build with time, but there are some connections that go beyond time and space. Sometimes you meet someone you feel like you’ve known for lifetimes after just two mojitos. You have your magical night and are left with only the memory afterwards. This is why we’re making the case for one night stands, and why they don’t have to be…

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