A one-night stand with no strings attached is a great way to add some excitement to your single life. While a steamy night of passion could occur at any moment, being prepared is a great way to ensure that everything you want to get out of it happens.

Whether you’re a novice or have had several experiences, here are our simple tips on how to fully prepare when the moment strikes.

Look After Yourself

Bad personal hygiene is a big no-no. Showering and grooming are two essential factors when it comes to maintaining your personal hygiene. Whether you're heading out for a night on the town or having a cosy night in, make sure you smell the part. To ensure that your intimate session with your partner goes to plan, take a shower before you meet them. Not only should you shower, make sure to groom other areas of the body to help you feel your best. Remember that confidence is key, and if looking and smelling your best helps you to feel more comfortable with your partner, than make sure to do so ahead of time.

Choose the Correct Underwear

We all know that old underwear can be the comfiest; however, this is not a great way to start off your night with someone new. Not only does this give off the wrong impression, it can stifle any intimacy that you and your partner may experience. Instead, why not choose your sexiest underwear that is sure to show off your best assets while turning you both on. Remember, going the extra mile not only leaves you feeling confident but you’ll be rewarded for your efforts.

Couple embracing on a sofa

Be Prepared

The number one priority for a one-night stand is condoms and lubes. It may be the last thing on your mind when you’re in the heat of the moment; however, being prepared will limit any awkwardness or concerns the morning after. Before you meet, make sure that you have a condom ready to ensure that you are both safe, stimulated and satisfied. Not only will this help reduce transmission of sexually transmitted infections, it can also protect you from unplanned pregnancy when put on the right way.

If you’re thinking about introducing a sex toy into your casual sex routine, then make sure you let your lover know. Being up front and honest with them will limit any awkward conversation about why you’re carrying something like that with you. For the ultimate in discretion, the Durex Teasing Touch Stroker vibrator is easy to carry in your purse and has multiple functions for a thrilling sexual experience.

Have a Clean Up

Looking the part doesn’t just stop at personal hygiene and your choice of grooming. Your home also says a lot about you; therefore, you don’t want to ruin your intimate moment tripping over shoes or collapsing into smelly bed sheets. Make sure you have a quick tidy of your room prior to your night of passion. Before you head out for the night, have a quick check around your place before you leave, ensuring all dirty pots and mucky laundry are out of sight.

Protect Your Reputation

If you choose to have casual sex, some people may judge you for it. Think carefully about who you tell about your lifestyle: but do listen if friends say they're concerned about your behaviour. It’s also important to not let the thoughts and feelings of those judging you to alter the way you’re acting – unless of course they feel you’re acting irrationally. If you’re enjoying the single life and some casual sex every now and then, that’s ultimately your choice.

Stay Safe

Going home with a stranger has risks. Make sure a friend knows where you're going, who you're going with and when you'll be back - and don't invite strangers back to yours. Otherwise you could find your phone missing in the morning - or worse. Choose your lover carefully, if you know someone, you're more likely to have mutual trust, affection and respect - and that makes for better sex. Don't pick someone who's in love with you for casual sex though - that's unfair on them.

The Exit

Before you leave the bar with that cutie, make sure you have an exit plan. No matter how wonderful they appear, there is no guarantee you will feel the same the next day. Will they be heading home with you? Or will you spend the night at theirs? If you are worried about the awkward goodbyes the morning after, avoid spending the night at their place.

The Morning After

Don’t sneak off without saying goodbye, even if you didn’t have the time of your life. You may feel awkward the next morning, but you don’t want to make the other person feel used. However, if you brought them back to your place, make sure to let them know about your early morning plans the next day. Making up a lame excuse about why they have to leave is not only rude but can make for an uncomfortable experience for you both.

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