The survey found that a whopping 40 percent of respondents under age 30 had a one-night stand on vacation and 10 percent said they had five or more sexual partners over the course of a five day vacation.
For me, a fling is a mini love affair. Go in with low expectations.
What you need to know about vacation flings
So, do you have those expectations in check? Keep them there — and then follow these nine tips for having a fling on vacation.
Staring at your phone or a book is not likely to get you laid. You might not hit it off with the people you connect with, but they might introduce you to someone you do hit it off with.
Wherever it is, go there. Best case scenario, being upfront will lead to a fling. Worst case scenario, you get rejected and can move on to try to find someone who is interested in having a fling with you.
Sometimes vacation accommodations are not fully accommodating to hookups. So get creative!
Be open to having sex in places that you might not consider suitable back home. The same rules of online dating or picking up someone in a bar in your daily life apply to vacation flings. Make an exit plan, in case you need it.
Bring a phone charger. Condom quality differs in different parts of the world, as does condom etiquette. I recommend Lovability condoms because they come with awesome carrying cases that will protect the condoms in your luggage and your handbag.
I met this guy in Rome who was totally wrong for me but so lovely and spent the next week traveling around Italy with him. We had sex in random places; held hands walking through ruins; and when he left to fly back home, I spent a day crying and eating gelato in the parks of Milan.
It was like a goddamn rom-com and it was glorious. I really believe that one of the reasons that mini love affair is one of my favorite memories of a lover is that I let myself fall for him, with the full knowledge that it would a very limited love. Knowing the limits of our relationship allowed me to be intense and a little crazy and, yeah, a little in love.
Granted, this was 10 years ago, so the options were more limited than they are today, but it was a conscious choice. I knew our affair belonged where it happened: In Italy, not back home. Are your expectations still in check? By Emma McGowan.