What are Anonymous Encounters?
An anonymous encounter is a type of one-night stand between individuals who have little or no history together. People who engage in this kind of sex most often meet for the first time the day of and never speak again. This is not typically practiced in BDSM circles but meetings of this nature may involve various fetishes.
In the 1920s, petting parties arose wherein petting, also known as foreplay or making out, was a popular social gathering. This became a popular part of flapper lifestyle, wherein women were increasingly resisting conventional behavior standards.
During the boom of automobile ownership and the increase of dating venues, casual hookups among young adults became more common.
The number of men and women who opt to engage in anonymous encounters continues to increase. The internet and dating apps have made this kind of behavior or meeting much easier. Many swinger, sex clubs, and BDSM parties are places people can seek out anonymous encounters.
Many people with specific fetishes or those that they consider too extreme, shameful, or ones they are unable to share with a long term partner often engage in anonymous encounters. These types of encounters can be D/s but many don’t. Anonymous fetish meet up’s usually serve the needs of both involved for example a woman who loves her feet rubbed and worshipped, and a man who craves to have that kind of intimacy.
Dos and Don’ts
Anonymous encounters can involve two or more individuals. The encounter usually happens on the day that the individuals have met. It is also not common for people to get the name of their anonymous encounter partner since in most cases, they never see each other again.
Anyone who is interested in engaging in an anonymous encounter should keep in mind that this is a high-risk sexual activity. Safe sex practices and the use of prophylactics is highly recommended.
Related Practices and Fetishes
One-night stands are sexual encounter that usually happen as a stand-alone event. They can be sought out as an anonymous encounter or simply happenstance. Cruising is practiced largely by gay and closeted gay or bisexual men. It involves going to a public place known for people that cruise searching for an anonymous sexual meet up.