As Dr Gabrielle Morrissey says, "it may seem like 'no strings' casual sex is exactly that. But on at least one level, be it physical, mental, emotional or all of the above, you're being intimate with someone, being naked, showing vulnerability, and so rarely is that truly casual.
If you go all the way with someone you don't know, make sure you're ready, all safe and all right, all the time. Here 13 women talk the minefield of feelings and emotions a late night rendezvous can conjure - from the success and sexual enlightenment to the straight up disappointments.
He stayed on my boat and whispered sweet nothings to me in French all night, and at one point even declared that he loved me. When I tried to brush it off as him not knowing what it mean, he insisted that it was true. When I woke up he was still hugging me and the first thing he said was "you look so beautiful when you sleep, I must have kissed you a hundred times". When it was time for our boats to part ways, I swear he had tears in his eyes when we said goodbye.
It was the most bizarre, romantic experience of my life. She asked where I was, and the random guy said that we had been hooking up but then I left to go to the bathroom and hadn't returned, he also mentioned that I had been gone for ages. My friend then walked up to the bathroom and found me asleep on the floor.
She put a blanket on me and left me there. The next morning when I woke up, there was a letter on my desk saying 'It was a pleasure, love Cam' — I have no memory of who this Cam.
He was a small Sri Lankan dude with curly hair to his hips. I remember being so determined to go home with this guy, but when we got to his and he shimmied out of his red pants which I was already weird about, I have a weird aversion to coloured pants , he had MATCHING red undies on, and the whole situation suddenly seemed so weird that I freaked out and left. I obviously didn't tell him it was because he matched his undies to his pants, though.
I looked everywhere and discovered he had hidden it under is bed in a box with others. It was so not cool. He suggested we get in the shower, and I swear this was the smallest shower in existence. Shower sex in general is a logistical nightmare, let alone when the stall is tiny! I was basically channelling Spiderman, it was legs and arms everywhere and completely NOT sexy in any way, shape or form. It was weird and I couldn't look at his face, but it happened and I went to sleep.
The next morning I had a call from my sister saying she was out the front of my house. She had just flown in from three-months overseas. I quickly jumped out of bed and met her downstairs.
As a result, few shop around, let alone haggle. Now, however, a generation of less religious, more individualistic Baby Boomers are changing the game, the Economis t explains, for their parents and themselves.
Funeral homes accused of sick tactics to secure lucrative deals. Has this new funeral trend taken it too far? In an even further step, a funeral parlour in Japan has started a drive-through service where you can attend a funeral without even getting out of the car.
Rip-off fears raised over giant that runs Aussie funeral industry. University of Sydney academic Sandra van der Laan told the ABC that this dominance by a single company meant a lack of competition and thus more expensive funerals for Aussies. Expensive funeral providers should fear Baby Boomer burial trends.
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