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Booty Call

Updated: APRIL 30, 2019

A booty call is contact made to initiate casual sex. A booty call was traditionally made via a voice phone call. Now, a booty call can also refer to a text message, instant online message, social media communication, or email.

The definition of booty call expanded in recent years to include the meeting for casual sex that comes after the communication, as well as the person invited to engage in casual sex.

The term booty call came into popular usage in the early to mid-1990s.

More About Booty Call

Booty calls are typically made late at night or in the wee small hours of the morning. The people involved in booty calls might be friends, and thus interact with one another in social settings, but they don’t usually date as couples do. However, it’s not uncommon for booty calls to involve people who don’t consider themselves friends. They just enjoy their sexual chemistry or perhaps the convenience of available sex.

While booty calls don’t come with the responsibilities of more intimate relationships, the people involved should still adhere to some etiquette rules. It’s vital both parties understand the relationship’s status. With clear communication, a booty call can be mutually beneficial. However, it won’t work if one person believes the relationship is more intimate than it really is. If someone develops feelings along the way, these should ideally be communicated too. Having a regular booty call doesn’t mean sex is always available either. Booty calls always have the right to refuse sex if they’re just not in the mood.

Given the casual nature of booty calls, safe sex is also crucial. Always use condoms to protect against sexually transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancies.

Many booty calls lay down additional ground rules, like whether it’s okay to spend the night, who should supply the condoms, and what they like and don’t like in bed. Any hard limits should be discussed to make sure the booty call doesn’t cross the line.

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