Why you should drop what you're doing and have sex with a stranger

Why you should drop what you're doing and have sex with a stranger

SexFebruary 27, 2014

It's time to turn that walk-of-shame into a sashay-of-pride, because having a one night stand with a complete stranger can be better for you than a lifetime supply of Vitamin C and jewels. Here's why.

1. It'll make you smarter

A recent study found that sex sharpens your memory and makes you more intelligent, because it facilitates the production of new neurons in your brain. However, even though new neurons crop up when you take a stranger home and do them on your kitchen floor, the improved cognitive benefits decrease if you don't keep getting laid. All the more reason to adopt a "one-and-done" philosophy.

2. No emotional attachment

It's hard to get emotionally attached when you just had drunk sex with someone in the back of their car while "Pony" by Ginuwine bumped in the background, it was dark, and you have no idea what their name is. Why is that a good thing? Because you get all the physical benefits of sex, without the emotional baggage. Whether it's the improved oxygen flow to your brain, stress decimation, pain killing, sleep improvement, or slew of other benefits you get from sex, when you fuck a rando, you reap the benefits without having to worry about whose insufferable friends you're meeting later.

3. Just about the best sex you've ever had

You have nothing to lose when you're banging a stranger. They don't know you well enough to judge you when you ask them to tie you up and eat whipped cream out of your butt. You can ask them to do whatever you want, without worrying if they'll get weird and if they do, then who cares? Their proclivity towards vanilla sex is not your problem. And because there's no context to your relationship, there'll be a hell of a lot less inhibitions, meaning you can really ask for what you want. And that's what'll make the sex face-meltingly good.

4. Improve your self-esteem

There's nothing that boosts your confidence quite like seducing a hot stranger. We mean come on, they don't even know you and they want to give up their night (or day, you bad dog) to be with you? That's because your f-ing hot, funny, smart, or ______ (insert adjective here). And with all that improved confidence, you're liable to attract more people, and be able to be even more selective about who gets in your pants.

5. Not awkward

It might be a little awkward when you wake up in their parent's basement, covered in pineapple lube and you can't remember their name, but who cares? You barely know them. And, we're pretty sure the rules that govern the one-night-stand you just had say that you're not required to stick around for any awkward breakfasts unless you feel like it. Just leave. And if you see them out and about at a future date, there's no need to be awkward. Just be nice, say hi, and get on with your life.

6. Diversify your bedroom skills

There are so many people who are into so many different things, but if you sleep with them all, think how many new tricks you'll learn. Yeah,  of course we don't mean all of them, but there's something to be said for skills acquired through experience. And, even better, being confronted with a vast variety of sexual tastes and techniques will help you figure out what you're into better than anything. And when you know exactly what you like and how to make it happen, you get more in touch with your own needs, and that makes sex better than winning the lottery and punching Flo the Progressive Girl in the throat on the same day.