Stoke Travel’s Guide To One Night Stands

The one-night stand is an important addition to anybody’s sexing arsenal. What’s life if you can’t seek out no-strings-attached pleasure with gorgeous strangers every now and then? One-night stands are important tools for both getting your rocks off and your confidence up, and if done right and for the right reasons are nothing but positive. Having a one-night stand shouldn’t be looked down upon; you’re not a deviate if you have a fondness for the pash-and-dash, slap-tap-and-gap, bum-and-run, slam-and-jam, screw-and-flew, root-and-boot.

But the one-night stand still gets a bad rap, which is unbelievable given how useful it can be, and due to the taboos surrounding extremely short-term lovers, most of us seem to be unable, or unwilling to seamlessly execute a four-hour fling. Fleeting love is fraught with all sorts of emotional and social dangers, amorous boob-filled boobytraps that the unsuspecting sexy adventurer might stumble into, and so we’ve created this little handbook to handjobs and beyond that you might ferret away in your hot little love pocket, along with the dusty condoms and mobile phone burning up with your top-tier Tinder subscription.

Go With Your Heart

The first thing about successfully pulling off a one-night stand is coming to the conclusion that that’s what you want. Not everybody should want a one-night stand. People in non-open relationships shouldn’t want a one-night stand, and… and that’s about it. Everybody else should be open to the prospect and getting down and dirty for getting down and dirty’s sake. Here’s why: the fact that you’re alive and a one-night stand is even an option is the result of you winning the one-in-400-quadrillion lottery of existence. That’s the chance of your parents even meeting and then the egg that made you getting down with that one special sperm. 1-in-400,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 chance. Life is a gift, and it’s sole purpose apart from procreation is the pursuit of pleasure. Secondly, given that life is such a precious gift to be filled with pleasure, it’s also insanely short, and what’s even shorter is your time as a sexually active single person. Say you’re alive for 80 years and willingly single for a few years in your 20s, that doesn’t give you much time to be picky about the terms of getting your rocks off. Life’s short and we’re exceptionally fortunate to be a part of it. Enjoy yourself while you can, have a one-night stand.  

Lower Your Standards

OK so we can all agree that we want one-night stands, the next thing you’ve got to do is find somebody to do it with. A one-night stand alone doesn’t count and should just be called a Tuesday. The problem with finding impermanent playmates is that we’re sooooo caught up in our own expectations about what an ideal, or even acceptable, partner should be that we skim over and skip past so many potentially pleasurable pound-pals in our quest to find someone who may, or may not, exist. Stop that! Sure, you can have standards for who you marry, but a one-night stand is about pleasure and confidence building. Doesn’t matter if the person you are chatting up is successful, rich, or whatever. Are you attracted to them? Do they have any physical features that fire up your loins? But, most importantly, do you feel comfortable around them? Fuck yeah? Then maybe you should get it on.

Lose The Inhibitions

Unfortunately, on our waltz through this moral minefield called life we inadvertently pick up all kinds of pointless hangups about things that don’t really matter. This can result in us becoming prudes for no reason at all, carrying around all these antiquated and restrictive rules that didn’t actually come from us and don’t do anything to make us any happier. It’s time to shake them. Get rid of them. Dump them like last season’s Louboutins, which means put them in the cupboard and take them out from time to time to see if they suit you again. There’s nothing wrong, by any objective measure, of having a one-night stand. Anybody, any creed, any ancient text, any belief system, anything that tells you otherwise is wrong. If there is a higher power upstairs they are not going to punish you for practicing the procreation you were put on this planet for. I’d like to imagine a god that’d slap you some high fives for having a good time with this fleeting and otherwise fruitless thing called life. People have been having one-night stands since people became a thing, having moral objections to strings-free sex has been around for but a blip in our existence. Get rid of your inhibitions, by any means possible, be that with introspective soul searching, or tequila shots.

Know What You Want

So you’ve lowered your standards and cleared the moral barriers enough to find an object of your fleeting affections. Now ‘s the time for you to pounce on the situation. We’re not here to tell you how to charm and flirt, because we’re hopeless at it ourselves, but we’ve heard that being funny, respectful and attentive can further your quest to get underneath a stranger’s quilt. Being pushy, creepy or presumptuous won’t help you at all, so if that’s how you flirt perhaps try another tactic, you fucking pest. And knowing what you want continues once you’ve secured a love for the night. This is all about enjoying yourself and throwing all caution to the wind. Want them to call you daddy? Smack that? Pee on you? All you have to do is ask, because chances are you’ll never see them again.

Enjoy Your Walk Of Triumph

The real walk of shame is at 4am, alone. Walking away from a one-night stand is a triumph, not a shame. Did you enjoy yourself? Triumph! Did you at least learn something? Less satisfying triumph. Carry your shoes in your hand and leave your shirt untucked. Breathe your tequila breath in the shopkeeper’s face while you buy a Gatorade and give them a cheeky wink when you pay. Bounce down the street with a spring in your step, enjoy the feel of the sun on your face and spark up conversations with strangers. Feel that euphoria? That’s what comes with being a corporeal conqueror, a baron of banging, the mistress of mischief and the proud owner of another notch in the bang belt. One-night stands give you confidence as well as pleasure. A few hours of sitting on somebody’s face can do more for you than a few months with a therapist. You’re the goddamn king and/or queen and/or gender-non-specific regent of the world, and as such you’ve earned your swagger. Now go and brag about your night, or keep your sordid secrets all to yourself. Congratulations, you filthy little screwer, you. 

Do It All Hogmanay Style

Is there a better time and place to have a one-night stand than in Edinburgh for their Hogmanay New Year’s Eve party? And we don’t necessarily mean a sexy one-nighter, but Stoke is taking a one-night stand approach to the party. We’ll go up during the day, party all night and leave the following morning without so much as exchanging numbers with Edinburgh. We want to cut through all the bullshit around NYE up there and just get the maximum bang for our buck. 24 hours of kilt-liftin’, scotch swillin’, Scots smoochin’, auld lang synin’ good times. You want to join us on our private train (yeah, a whole train)? Then you’d bets to gets bookin’, and for more unwanted Stoke Travel sex advice take a look at our guide to how you get your rocks off can determine your next holiday.

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What Your Favourite Sex Style Says About Your Next Stoke Trip

Chance are, if you’ve been on a Stoke Travel trip you’ve done sex before. Maybe not on the trip, although our camps are legendary for inspiring and facilitating all kinds of awkward, cramped tent sex, but you’ve for sure made it with someone, somewhere. We’re basing this assumption on: a) the lack of gamers on Stoke Travel trips (lol, jokes, we have plenty of gamers) and b) an almost absolute absence of the Catholic clergy. If you haven’t had sexual relations yet in your life, never fear! There’s plenty of time for that (like now!). 

So assuming that you’ve had sex before you probably have a favourite way to do it. Well, just like star signs can tell us profound things about your personality and future fortunes, sexing style can tell us what’s in your future. This is science, sexy science, and you’d be a bad person if you tried to go against the fucking flow of fucking things.

Missionary Style

Intimate. Unadventurous. Energy saving. Missionary position is the entry-level and most reliable approach to banging uglies with someone you don’t find ugly. There’s mucho skin and eye contact, which is nice if you’re humping somebody you totally like and perhaps a little creepy if you’re at a swingers party. We’re not only talking about standard missionary position here, but also its more risqué variations, like the pancake, where your partner will have his* or her ankles around their ears, or the Barcelona Back Breaker, which needs so much further explanation that we won’t do here.

Next holiday: the San Sebastian Surf Camp! It was Stoke’s first European trip, and the one we’ve done the most often. It also involves lots of embracing and laying on things.

*Fun fact! Men can be the bottom of missionary too! Just make sure the huevos don’t dangle in the way. Gay and bi men and ladies with strap-ons can enjoy the sensation of laying on a sex surfboard too!

Reverse Cowperson

Anything sexual with “cow” in it conjures up images of riding wild and dirty, hat held high over head, whooping and hollering as you get bovine buck-wild and ride that D like a mechanical bull. But reverse cowperson, now that is something special, because you’re taking that untamed wild-west spirit and reversing it, so while the west was wild first and then tamed, you’re going to start of civilised and end up fucking savage.

Next holiday: the Running of the Bulls, but not for the bull run, that is so done now, but for the kickass street party and campsite poolparty music festival bonanza we do. Not only is it a reversing of the trend, it will start slowly and end in awesome mayhem. Yeehah, cowperson.


We’re talking three or more here, the more the merrier, in these good, healthy, old fashioned gang bangs. Actually, the more old fashioned the better, so keep your socks on! Alright! Grouplove doesn’t have to mean everybody’s actually doing it, either, sometimes Grouplove can mean being forced to listen to a newly-formed couple in a dorm room, or just a whole bunch of people showering together and rubbing soap on each other’s buttholes.

Next holiday: La Tomatina, where you will get squished up against innumerable strangers and get all gross and covered in gunk and sweaty too. Ps this is not an invitation for you to go into Tomatina and get all gropey (looking at you fellas), just saying that being jammed in a small space with a bunch of moist strangers is kind of like a pants-on orgy. Please, always leave your pants on in La Tomatina.

Doggy Style

Coming in from behind like our friends in the animal kingdom is a great way to make sex if you or your partner has a big belly. If the person below has a big belly it’ll just kind of swing there unnoticed, and if the person above has a big belly they can just sit it up there on the sexy shelf like a pie cooling on the windowsill.

Next holiday: Oktoberfest or Springfest! The place where more bellies get together this side of Walmart, but not to be judged, but admired and praised. Hide your gut under your lederhosen and let prospective partners rub it for good luck.

Au Naturale

Getting freaky in the great outdoors with the wind in your pubic hair and the sun on your backside is one way to get closer to the universe. Hey there, little ant family, look at me going for it with my sex partner over here. Having sex outdoors is special, it’s adventurous, because strangers lurk outside, and you have to deal with weather and climate unlike indoors. When you have sex outdoors impress your partner by imitating wild animal noises. Howl at the moon, growl like a bear, or spit water around like a whale.

Next holiday: Ibiza Beach Camp! The sun is always shining, there are plenty of beautiful nature spots around, the beautiful people will appreciate your thrusting and also it’s super hot during the day so a bit of island breeze encouraging your humping might just be what the doctor ordered.

A Quickie

Just a swift and satisfying in-and-out to get maximum pleasure out of a little bit of time. Quickies are sometimes our unintentional most frequent sex style, but there’s a good argument for quickies over foreveries. Quickies are how you can get it on when you’ve got other things going on, just get in there, rummage around for a bit, and then go back to whatever you were doing. For the modern fast-paced lover quickies are an integral addition to any rogering arsenal.

Next holiday: Hogmanay! Not only is our Scottish New Year’s trip a quick up and back (we do the party in 24 hours, nailing the best stuff, and skipping the boring bits), it also features lots of guys wearing short skirts with nothing underneath, which are perfect for quickly getting it done quickie-style.


Was that informative? Do you have a favourite style for getting down and dirty that we left out? Let’s us know what it is! Happy rooting!

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RA maestros europeos del surf clásico. Vídeo

Hace unos días os presentábamos a Ricardo Almeida uno de los mejores loggers Portugueses, hoy nos viene con otro video guapo, exquisitamente grabado y editado  por Miguel Mares de Dragonfly photography buen surf Luso para comenzar el día.