The App Store, naturally. Dating apps like Tinder and Grindr have made it easier for people to seek out relationships of all kinds. Christian Jordal, a licensed family and marriage therapist and certified sex therapist in Philadelphia, says that's a good thing.
CasualX is an app designed exclusively for casual relationships. Founded in early , it promises tons of options for people looking to hook up without the confusion of matching with users who might be looking for something more long-term. Li told us one feature that makes it stand out from the crowd is "moments.
And you can see them when you look at anyone's profile. Plus, CasualX has a few key features to enhance user experience. First, they allow you to enable an unlock pattern that'll keep nosy friends from opening the app on your phone. Second, the company verifies each new profile to cut down on fakes, meaning you can feel more confident that you're messaging with a real person.
A spokesperson for CasualX tells us the app now has about 2. Users can browse in the U. Since Grindr's launch in , it's grown from a humble hookup app used by men the world over to an actual content powerhouse. Read more on that in our feature about the site's launch. On Grindr , you can browse the profiles of fellow users in your area.
And by "in your area" we're talking actual distance in feet. The app also tells you when others are online. Per its press kit, the company boasts 3 million daily active users around the world, and an average of million messages sent each day.
The app's free for basic use, though users can opt for an upgrade to Grindr XTRA to unlock other features. These include extra filters, an "online-only" viewing option, no ads, and more. Launched in , the app boasts 1. Chances are, you know it well. After all, "Tinder" is practically a verb at this point. The app popularized the gamification of dating, allowing users to swipe right to like or left to skip on an unending list of nearby users.
Sure, we all know plenty of people who've used it for actual dating, but let's be totally honest: The physical sensations are often pleasant and enjoyable in and of themselves. Maybe sex in your long-term relationship is getting a bit stale. Or maybe life is stressful and you need to relieve some tension through sex. Anonymous sex with a stranger may be just what the doctor prescribed. This is a time when you can forget about everything else, and focus solely on pleasure and exploration.
It can be scary to reveal an unusual sexual fantasy to a long-term partner. What if they judge you or laugh at you? What if they get scared off?
Who cares if they judge you? You know the feelings of shame or guilt that can creep up on occasion following a hookup, even an amazing one. You worry about slut-shaming, about diseases, about unwanted pregnancies, about getting hurt physically, about having your boundaries disrespected. You doubt you can relax enough to enjoy a random sexual encounter, or that a stranger can touch you the way you want to be touched to make it pleasurable.
Sometimes, you feel empowered enough to own up to your desires, take your sexuality into your own hands, and embark on an adventure that just might prove amazing. But you know what they say, no risk, no reward.
But every now and then, that need for adventure, excitement, and mystery rears its devilish head and demands to be fed. Once that day comes, what do you do? Where do you find the tall, dark stranger or short and blond, or redhead, or whatever floats your boat, really to have this adventure with without even revealing your name? Is that even possible in this age where everyone is socially connected through Facebook and Instagram??
You have a few different options. A bar or a club is the most obvious one. But partying is time consuming and energy consuming, often financially demanding, and sometimes leaves you empty handed: Another CSP favorite are chance meetings in spaces where people least expect them: They are so special because they are so random, unexpected, and impossible to plan.
But not necessarily immediate, anonymous, scandalous sex. Most of these apps ask you to sign in with your Facebook account, connect with your Instagram and Soundcloud accounts, show you matches with mutual friends of yours, common interests… There goes anonymity. So there goes immediacy. Have you attended a Tinder wedding yet? There goes the naughtiness. Let us suggest yet another option, one that promises to satisfy the criteria of this particular fantasy: Enter Pure an app designed to connect people for purely casual, anonymous encounters.
There is no need for all that info: Unlike anywhere else—online or offline—you can be assured that everyone on it is there for one and only one reason: To find hot, steamy, uncomplicated sex right that minute. No beating around the bush, no hopeful guesses that they want what you want, no misunderstandings, no endless back-and-forth. All there is on Pure is a single photograph so make it count!
Your messages are encrypted end-to-end as you chat, and once the hour is up, your request and conversations are gone. No one will know you were there. There is nothing quite like Pure out there.