Saturday 29 April 2017

Kate Byrne: Can men feel discarded after a one-night-stand?

Features writer Katie Byrne
Features writer Katie Byrne

Kate Byrne

I didn't know how to react when a friend recently opened up about feeling "used for sex".

It's not that I hadn't encountered this standpoint before. I have - many times. The trouble is that it was the first time I'd heard those words come from the mouth of a heterosexual male.

He says it happened weekend after weekend during his 20s - a series of 6am post-nightclub rendezvous that ended with nothing more than a peck on the cheek and a taxi number. While my friend was hoping for a text message on Tuesday, it transpired that the women he had paired off with were only looking for a good time.

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