Some of those readers, unwilling to look like a novice on a forum, never ask the question. Not the principle itself — just the acronym!
Nsa relationship: what it is and what you should know
The very definition of no strings attached is perfect for applying to a sexual encounter and covers exactly what a lot of people are looking for; uncomplicated, no holds barred and unlimited. The beauty of the phrase is that it indicates that someone is interested in a sexual relationship — the terms of which are open to be agreed.
The rules are very much up to the parties involved; what is tacit is that the agreement is based purely on a sexual basis. People of all backgrounds use NSA as a way of searching for others interested in casual sex.
Married women who are looking for an affair, couples interested in cuckolding or just highly sexed ladies who are happy to sleep with multiple partners to get their kicks. There are also plenty of different ways to get this message across and the variations change geographically and by age.
In some areas, people use other terms like casual encounters, one night stands, hook-ups, friends with benefits, sugar daddies or fuck buddies. However, sugar daddies are expected to give their ladies expensive or lavish gifts; in return, they get to have sex with much younger and, often, very attractive girls.
Once again, the formalities of this arrangement are based on their being no strings attached with no party looking for a traditional relationship. It can suit many men as an alternative to prostitutes. A lot of women, or sugar babies, also prefer the simplicity of such an arrangement; they get to have regular sex with one, or perhaps a couple of, partner s and get treated well into the deal.
The benefit for them is that there is no stigmatisation, or legal issues, over prostitution. These arrangements are mutually beneficial between two or more parties who are looking for regular sex with the same person but without any expectation of that evolving into a relationship. There is usually no payment of any kind involved.
When it comes to scouring the classifieds and decoding what people mean when the advertise in the personals, there are several other terms which might confuse.