What's the difference between booty calls and casual sex? Does a one night stand come with breakfast? And meanings. So what are all the different kinds of single sex you get. What are the set-ups are and what are the expectations. Every interaction is a relationship however there are the 5 different types of sex. Trampoline You’ve heard of the saying: to get over someone you should get under someone? Well trampoline sex is just that. Often confused for rebound sex, there really should be no pretence of an intimate relationship here. Sometimes it heads off into this direction, in which case it generally becomes a rebound relationship. Mostly it’s just sex for sex’s sake with whoever. Or one regular person. The scenario: You hook up with someone shortly after a break-up, maybe it’s someone you’ve wanted to sleep with for a while, for the sole purpose of sex. What you can expect: Well, if you think of it as a string of one night stands often fuelled by denial and tequila, there’s not much to expect. Hopefully you’ll realise soon enough that masturbation and snooze is less traumatic in the long run. Rebound So, because your previous relationship was a huge disaster, you think it’s a very good idea to jump into a new one almost immediately. Maybe you’re actually just looking for sex, maybe you’re actually just looking for comfort, either way you end up confusing your wants and needs by involving someone else in a whole new relationship simply so you don’t have to deal with your baggage. The scenario: You’re three weeks or three months out of a heavy relationship, and before you’ve had a chance to process anything or feel lonely, you commit emotionally and sexually to someone else. What you can expect: We’ve all done this and we know it ends it tears. Frankly trampolining is far more honest. Friends with benefits (NSA) This is a tricky one because what we call ‘friends with benefits’ maybe confused as ‘being in a relationship’. You hang out? Can chat for hours and make dinner together. You laugh, you cry, he holds your hair while you’re vomming up the contents of that Chinese restaurant he said you shouldn’t eat at because he knows your tummy is sensitive to pig intestines and then you have sex that leaves you panting for more or crying because it was so intense or both? Sounds more like a boyfriend right? Some men use FWB as a way to avoid making a commitment and taking responsibility for their feelings. The scenario: See above. What you can expect: Well. Either you both feel it or one of you is feeling it, but the outcome is conversation-dependent. A good indicator of whether this relationship is truly NSA is whether you feel jealous if you find out they’re seeing or sleeping with someone else. If you have the conversation about commitment with your FWB and they’re not buying in, break the connection for a while and move on. Booty calls It’s this guy you know. You like him, he’s ok and while you don’t seem to be able to find the time for dinner or lunch, you have his number on speed dial at 11pm when the party in your pants is just getting started. In conversation with your friends, he’s ‘that guy’. Think of it as an on/off one night stand with the same person. It’s not that you aren’t friends, it’s just that you have nothing to say to each other that doesn’t involve sex. The scenario: Maybe it started out as a one night stand, maybe you thought you might hit it off and then found it kinda fizzling on the caring side of things. But it is what it is. A call or text every now and then for a random hook-up with a person you sometimes have sex with (and sometimes with someone you might not even really like). if you’re getting a call after 8 pm to hook up later that night it’s a booty call. If he doesn’t respond to your text you can’t be whining about it and wondering why he’s ignoring you. What you can expect: Nothing. Not a sleepover, not breakfast, not a ‘just checking up on you or did you get home safe’ post-coital courtesy call the next day. There’s no dinner before or snacks after. Manners are optional. One night stands The ONS is alive and well and is one of our most best-loved casual sex encounters. Mostly because there’s no emotional confusion or trickiness about what it is. Or at least there shouldn’t be. The situation is you are strangers hooking up for once-off sex; you are not embarking on a journey that will end in you picking out curtain colours. If you’re walking away feeling sad and empty, you’re doing it for the wrong reasons. The scenario: Easier for girls to initiate than men (heterosexually speaking), it’s generally a once-off drunken kiss turned drunken shag somewhere at your place or his. What you can expect: Due to the nature of the unexpected engagement and levels of inebriation, unprotected sex and all it’s unfortunate consequences is a strong possibility, if not probability.