We’ve all been in that situation where we had sex with a guy and then scurried out before he woke up. We always known it as a ‘Dick & Dash’, like a dine and dash, but you can’t get arrested. 

So, is are our busy lives cutting our casual encounters short? Quite possibly. Although, there’s a number of possible reasons. It could be suggested that our swipe-app-culture has started to spill over into real life, and not only are our sexual encounters becoming more and more detached from deeper feelings, but we’re all just too eager to get in, get off and get out.

Some would say if you don’t want anything more than sex, what’s the point of staying overnight with a stranger? It’s just easier to go home so you can sleep in your own comfortable bed, wake up, and start your day fresh, right? It can also help prevent the other party from catching feelings when you really have no further interest than just sex.

Half-night stands are by no means a new things, but are just perhaps increasingly common because of our busy, fast-paced lifestyles. But the question that should be taken into consideration, is whether they encourage a lack of communication and connection with our sexual partners (though arguably no more so than the original one-night stand), or whether they’re simply just making our 21st century lives that much more convenient?

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