Here are a few tips for mitigating those hard feelings after having such a fun time.
State clear intentions for your play. Creating a clear container for what you're doing and for how long can help soften any expectations after the play is complete.
Don't get confused. Play parties are for play, dates are for dating, relationships are relationships. Just like love is love, sex is sex, and relationships are relationships. All these different aspects of relating can get collapsed sometimes. Try to stay clear and see where you might be getting one confused for the other.
Negotiate your boundaries. This is both for physical projection, like STD prevention, and emotional protection, like what has you stay clear that you're on the same page with the other person. Knowing their relationship status and what playing together means to both of you is helpful.
Avoid the creepy crawlies in your head. You just shared a huge part of yourself with someone...or someone's, and now you are home, alone, with your head and a bunch of chocolate. That can be a dangerous combination. To avoid the post-party drop, we recommend asking a couple of your playmates to call and check in on you a day or two after the event. This can create a huge pillow of softness for your landing back into your day-to-day life.
You're welcome trusties!