15 Best Sex Apps: Hookups, One-Night Stands & Casual Sex

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15 Best Sex Apps: Hookups, One-Night Stands & Casual Sex

Hayley Matthews Hayley Matthews • 9/26/17

In the first “Sex and the City” movie, Samantha says this about sex: “I can’t color enough. I would color all day every day if I had my way. I would use every crayon in my box.” Samantha was never shy about her desires and never really went the traditional route in terms of relationships.

Sure, she was with Smith for five years and loved him very much, but in the end, that kind of life just wasn’t for her. The same goes for so many other people. About 21% of Americans have been in a non-monogamous relationship, 50% say “society is just as well off if people have priorities other than marriage and children,” and 12% are only looking for casual hookups.

These statistics show there’s a demand to be met, and sex-only apps are striving to meet it. Below we’ve ranked the 15 best options based on experience and reputation, price, sexual orientation, and several other factors.

Best | Gay | Lesbian | Free

Best Overall Sex App (#1-5)

We’re dessert first kind of people, so let’s start with our three favorite hookup apps of all time. No matter what kind of sexual encounter you’re interested in, within minutes, you’ll connect with someone (or someones) who’s interested in the same thing.

1. BeNaughty

BeNaughty has been a leader in the sex app space for years for many reasons. Over 13.3 million horny men and women use it every month (so you’ll never run out of options), you won’t have to pay to create a profile, browse, and chat, and your information is protected by SSL encryption technology.

BeNaughty

★★★★
3.5/5.0
BeNaughty

Available on: iOS, Android

  • Relationships: Casual Encounters
  • Match Sysytem: Sort profiles by zip code, appearance, more
  • About the App: On BeNaughty, everyone is interested in finding sexual encounters with no strings attached. Within a couple of minutes, you can get a profile up for $0. Free membership includes unlimited photos, browsing, matches, winks, and chats. BeNaughty also has an advanced anti-fraud system to ensure your personal information stays private while you flirt online.
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Available on iTunes and Google Play, BeNaughty can be taken wherever you go and is sure to take your sex life to the next level!

2. FriendFinder-X

It doesn’t matter if you have an iPhone or Android — FriendFinder-X is compatible with both, so you can connect with turned-on singles and couples in line for coffee, during your commute, at home on your couch, or anywhere else in the world. Let’s break down the app a little more:

FriendFinder-X

★★★
3.4/5.0
FriendFinder-X

Available on: iOS, Andriod

  • Relationships: One-Night Stands, Threesomes, Affairs
  • Match Sysytem: Search on your own, plus receive matches
  • About the App: FriendFinder-X is "where good girls do bad things," so if you're looking for adult fun, you've come to the right place. Not to mention, the site has millions of guys doing bad things as well. Once you get the app (free for iOS and Android), you can fill out a profile, complete with your specific sexual desires, search, have compatible profiles sent to your inbox, and communicate.
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You can keep your credit card into to yourself, too, because FriendFinder-X is absolutely free to try. Once you specify your age, gender, location, and sexual interests, you can browse through the app’s millions of users as well as get your flirt on through likes and Favorites.

3. Wild

Wild is said to be “the fastest way to meet and date with hot singles nearby,” and that seems to be pretty true. The app offers a quick sign-up process, advanced search filters (for age, distance, and intention, among others), and 100% free chat.

Screenshot of the Wild homepage

Wild is available for free via iTunes, with an Android app coming soon.

It also has 40,000+ verified users and a 4.2 star rating on iTunes. Don’t just take our word for it, though. One happy user named BigBuckKiller365 said Wild is “an amazing app” that everyone should try because it has thousands of “very nice and beautiful girls/ladies.”

4. SaucyDates

SaucyDates says everything it means and means everything it says. Everything is 100% free, including two-way messaging, and every member is 100% real because profiles are manually approved by the team. In addition, the app provides content in a variety of ways, including a weekly newsletter, a blog, surveys, and social media that provide expert tips for how to move the interaction offline or avoid scammers, among other content.

5. iHookup

“Sparks fly” on iHookup, where physical chemistry is king. Set your preferred height, weight, eye color, hair color, and the like (as well as age, gender, sexual orientation, and location), and the app immediately gets to work for you. You’ll get numerous recommendations, and you can like the ones who catch your eye and pass on the ones who don’t.

Screenshot of the iHookup homepage

iHookup is iOS- and Android-friendly and doesn’t charge for registering, browsing, and flirting.

A finalist for Up-and-Coming Dating Site and Best Dating Site at the iDate Awards in 2012 and 2015, respectively, iHookup sets the bar high in this industry. And we’d attribute that to the fact that it was founded by a group of progressive women who wanted to make a female-friendly platform to combat stereotypes that say women don’t like to hook up as much as men do.

Best “Gay” Sex App (#6-7)

Most sex apps welcome singles of all sexual orientations, but to narrow down the field even further, you’ll want to use one that has a significant number of gay men. That’s what this section is dedicated to. Search profiles with the confidence that you’ll locate a hookup buddy in no time.

6. BeNaughty

More than 13.3 million people use BeNaughty every month, so your choices are practically endless. Not only can you filter by sexual orientation but also other important criteria like interests, zip code, and appearance. Don’t just take it from us, though. User Sam S. said, “What can I say? Ten minutes since I registered, and I’ve already got four messages from muscled gods. Won’t lie, it felt good.”

BeNaughty

★★★
3.4/5.0
BeNaughty

Available on: iOS, Android

  • Relationships: Casual Encounters
  • Match Sysytem: Sort profiles by zip code, appearance, more
  • About the App: BeNaughty has over 17 million members and gets more than 13.3 million monthly visits, making it among the most active hookup apps. Gay singles with hookups on their mind love using BeNaughy because they can filter out the straight singles and also filter out anyone who doesn't meet their preferred requirements for location, age, and appearance.
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In terms of safety, BeNaughty ranks among the cream of the crop as well. The app, which is free on all iOS and Android devices, verifies every profile, uses SSL encryption to protect your personal and financial information, and has a 24/7 customer service team.

7. MenNation

Over 79 million users, 100% free membership, only five signup steps — there’s a lot to take in on MenNation. So we’ve broken it down into the most important key points:

MenNation

★★★
3.2/5.0
MenNation

Available on: iOS, Andriod

  • Relationships: Strictly Hookups
  • Match Sysytem: Search by location, interest, more
  • About the App: MenNation is well-known in the gay community as the site was founded in 1996, with the app following several years after. "Find intimate encounters with hot guys near you" is what this iPhone and Android app promises it'll help you do. MenNation will show you who has logged in at the same time as well, so you can get to that hookup even faster.
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While the MenNation app has been around for several years, the brand has been around for more than two decades — making it not only one of the largest gay sex apps but also one of the most long-standing.

Best “Lesbian” Sex App (#8-9)

Now, it’s time to help the gay girls. On the next three apps, you don’t have to worry so much about men showing up in your search results when they’re not supposed to. They have some of the largest concentrations of lesbian women, and they take your criteria seriously.

8. BeNaughty

Yes, this is the third time we’ve mentioned BeNaughty, but the app really is that good, especially for frisky lesbian singles and couples. Forget having to sort through incompatible profiles like you might have to do on other sex apps — BeNaughty will only show you lesbian women. You can also specify your preferred mile range (e.g., five, 10, or 20), which comes in handy if you’re not into long distance.

BeNaughty

★★★
3.0/5.0
BeNaughty

Available on: iOS, Android

  • Relationships: Casual Encounters
  • Match Sysytem: Sort profiles by zip code, appearance, more
  • About the App: Free subscriptions, millions of users, extensive search features, and lesbian group chats — BeNaughty has everything a gay girl could need to find a discreet hookup. BeNaughty is one of the few sex apps that has more women than men, so lesbian singles have plenty of options. You can use location-based matching to narrow your search and connect you with lovely ladies while on the go.
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BeNaughty doesn’t charge for registration, photo uploads, search, match recommendations, and certain types of communication, so you won’t break the bank while trying to find that perfect one-night stand, threesome, or other sexual encounter.

9. LesbianPersonals

LesbianPersonals is a leading casual sex app for gay and bisexual women. You could be a CEO in New York City or a graphic designer in London — the app is open to everyone everywhere. Take a peek at what else LesbianPersonals has to offer:

LesbianPersonals

★★★
2.8/5.0
LesbianPersonals

Available on: iOS, Andriod

  • Relationships: Casual Sex
  • Match Sysytem: Browse by area, appearance, and other identifiers
  • About the App: We recommend LesbianPersonals for those gay girls who aren't looking for serious dating but casual and hot sexual encounters instead. Provide your gender, relationship status, gender and relationship status that you're interested in, age preference, country, state, and zip code, and then start reaching out to sexy members.
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To become of LesbianPersonals’ 30 million+ members, provide your relationship status (single or couple), age, country, state, and zip or postal code. Then you’re off!

Best “Free” Sex Apps (#10-15)

Pretty much everything is better when it’s free, and if you agree or are on a budget, we’ve got the sex apps best-suited for your lifestyle. You won’t be breaking the bank on any of them — the only thing that could end up breaking is your back from too much sex, as Colin from “Love Actually” would say.

10. Blendr

By using GPS to create matches, Blendr has gained a user base of 200 million members from across the world and of various ages, genders, sexual orientations, races, religions, cultures, and backgrounds. This free hookup app is all about making breaking the ice as natural as possible. So part of the introduction phase includes virtual likes (tap the heart icon), virtual super likes (tap the beating heart icon), and virtual gifts as well as showing how many times you and someone have crossed paths.

11. Whiplr

Known as “the first and largest mobile community for kinksters,” Whiplr is an active community of submissives, doms, and other play partners as well as sexually aroused people, in general. Android and iPhone users can get the app for free, and it should only take a minute or two to create a profile.

Screenshot of the Whiplr homepage

From online photo competitions to an events calendar and private chats, the features on Whiplr make it easy to meet horny men and women.

The list of features Whiplr offers is impressive: video chat, secure phone calls, real-time messaging, group and private chats, private photo albums, private notes, online photo competitions, an events calendar, and animated icebreakers.

12. Down

For those who are down for getting down, we highly recommend Down (formerly Bang With Friends). The app couldn’t be any simpler: 1) Join through Facebook for free. 2) Anonymously choose the people you like. 3) Receive a notification when the feeling is mutual. Note: Just because Down has you sign up through Facebook doesn’t mean your friends will know you’re on the app. Plus, it will never post on your behalf.

13. Pure

Pure focuses on anonymity and spontaneity, arguably two of the most important things to look for in a sex app. Women never have to provide their credit card info to use Pure, and the process is really simple and quick.

Screenshot of the Pure homepage

Things happen quickly on Pure, with search results and messaging disappearing after an hour, so you’re encouraged to get offline ASAP.

Once you add your photo, it’ll appear in the app’s feed to people in your area for one hour, and then it will be deleted. You’ll also be shown photos of people who want to meet in your area. When you see someone you’re attracted to, hit Yes. If they’re attracted to you, too, a chat window will pop up. You have an hour to talk and arrange a meeting before the correspondence disappears. Pure is all about you being proactive!

14. Dirty Game Truth or Dare

Available for free via the App Store, Dirty Game Truth or Dare claims to have the biggest collection of dirty truth questions and dares — with new ones showing up every time you play. You can search by categories, including sex, foreplay, classic, icebreaker, romantic, and flirt, as well as choose the intensity level. Couples and groups will enjoy this unique sex app.

15. Pillow

Pillow‘s mission is to help couples “rekindle desire in your intimate relationship,” and the app accomplishes that by offering a free membership and bonding exercises that have been proven to work. The app is backed by experts like Esther Perel, bestselling author and psychotherapist, Rhiannon Kemp-Davies, sex educator, and Melissa Risso, marriage therapist.

Screenshot of the Pillow app

Couples can grow closer together, both sexually and mentally, by going through the bonding exercises Pillow provides.

Couples of any stage can use Pillow to learn more about showing appreciation, having distraction-free quality time, communicating effectively, expressing creativity, and alleviating stress.

A Relationship Isn’t Everyone’s Goal — That’s Where Sex Apps Come in Handy!

Samantha Jones isn’t just one of the best characters on “Sex and the City.” She’s also one of the best TV characters of all time. Samantha was expressing her sexuality without worrying about what others thought before that kind of attitude was widely accepted. If you want to focus on having a great sex life, and not on finding a relationship, at this time (or maybe ever), the 15 sex apps we’ve just taken you through have got your back.