You Should Bring Guys Back To Your Place, Not Go To Theirs


There is nothing worse than shacking. It may have seemed like a great idea the night before — but so did treating the ice luge as a Slip ‘N Slide and playing “who can steal the biggest memento from a fraternity house” and running out the front door with a microwave. Sure, you might get a shacker shirt out of the deal, but those are usually reserved for the #buttstuff girls. The rest of us get nothing more than a few courtesy kisses and a “thanks for the blow job!” high five as we leave in the morning.

And now it’s backed by science. Researchers at Brown University studied the brains of young, healthy individuals (i.e. us) to see what happens when they sleep somewhere new for the first time.

What happened was that the left side of the brain showed more wakefulness than it did when the person was sleeping somewhere familiar. The researchers concluded that this is a way for our brain to subconsciously stay on “night watch” for any potential danger (you know, in case your beau tries to kill you with his penis).

From TIME:

“The environment is so new to us, we might need a surveillance system so we can monitor the surroundings and we can detect anything unusual,” says Masako Tamaki, one of the authors of the study and research associate at the Laboratory for Cognitive and Perceptual Learning at Brown University. We’re most vulnerable when we’re asleep, in other words, and by staying partially awake, our brains might be trying to protect us.

So basically, what these researchers are telling us is that contrary to our drunken alter ego’s consistently positive life choices, going home really is the best option. Even if it’s late, even if he’s cute, and even if he’s making chicken nuggets for you.

[via TIME]

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Drunk but not in love

(@DrunkNOTinLove) is a die-hard Splenda addict who requires a constant supply of caffeine and male attention to make it through the day. After graduating with her degree in Economics, she now focuses her energy on adding a "Home" to her degree title by perfecting the "intelligent drunk," and conning a banker into marrying her one day. Originally from New England, she is a hardcore Boston sports fan, but only when boys are around. Almost all of her calories consumed Thursday - Saturday (and the occasional Tuesday) are from $7 bottles of Yellowtail Moscato, and in no way, shape, or form is she fazed by this. All forms of hate mail and date party inquiries can be sent to

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