Most people think one-night stands are okay if they are single, careful, don’t have unrealistic expectations, and use a condom. One night stands don’t always have to involve sexual intercourse, but may often happen at parties, or when people have been drinking.
Thinks one night stands are fine as long as you’re careful, single and protect yourself.
Says she ‘has a go’ at her female friends who put themselves at risk of STIs.
There are different attitudes towards men and women who have casual sex.
Says relationships sometimes start with a one-night stand.
Says that other women do not like women that are known for having many partners
Attitudes are changing but men are still seen as ‘studs and women as ‘sluts for very similar…
She would only have a one night stand with someone she knew and felt safe with.
Thinks men are reluctant to have a relationship with a girl who has had several partners.
Believes sex should only happen in serious relationships.
Some people we talked to had felt that they were being used in casual relationships. One woman said that as she has got older she has become more assertive and would no longer have sex just because someone finds her attractive.
Most people we interviewed said they wanted a longstanding relationship rather than ‘a string of’ one-night stands. Often people we talked to learnt what they thought about one night stands after they’ve had one.