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SEX TALK Ask Dr Angela: Do I have to stay until morning after having a one-night stand?

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Hand of pleased and relaxed female lying on bed while man caressing her

Hand of pleased and relaxed female lying on bed while man caressing her

Hand of pleased and relaxed female lying on bed while man caressing her

Open-minded and practical, Dr Angela Brokmann has answered the nation's sex problems for 18 years. Here, she answers you dilemmas.

Dear Angela

Since I (34) got divorced a couple of years ago, I’ve had lots of one-night stands.

I don’t feel ready for a new relationship, so they suit me.

To be honest, even one-night stands involve too much commitment for my taste.

As soon as the sex is over, I lose interest in the guy, and I don’t really like staying the night with a bloke I hardly know.

I usually stay because it’s the polite thing to do, and then I feel awkward next morning.

Sometimes I can’t even remember the guy’s name, and then there’s the discomfort of having to do small-talk with this stranger.

Never mind the discomfort of having to get back into the clothes I was wearing the night before.

My best friend said I should just go home when the sex is over. Would it be OK to do that?

Angela says:

Sure, you don’t have to spend all night with a guy just because you had sex - it’s perfectly fine to leave when the sex is over.

One-night stand doesn’t mean you have to spend all night together - it just means that you spend one night max.

And that can be just part of a night. Half-night-stands are actually becoming more and more popular, as many people share your feelings about the awkward situation next morning.

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