All the girlies want to do is exist and have fun. Sometimes, the presence of men makes that incredibly impossible.

When there are no men in sight, best believe they’re going to have the time of their lives when they do the things on this list.

Go to the gym

“I joined the gym because people were commenting about my weight. While I enjoy it now, Ienjoy it more when there are no men around. It’s a lot more fun when there’s no one trying to correct my form or tell me what I’m doing wrong. I feel independent and in control of what’s happening around me.” – Rhema* 23


“When there are no men around I get to eat whatever I like — from Indomie to bread or beans — with zero judgement. For some reason, men look at you like you’ve grown two heads when you tell them you like eating beans, and I hate people judging what I eat.” – Bukola* 23

Go on solo-dates

“I love going to restaurants alone. It’s really calm and nice. I get to eat at my own pace, use my phone, order whatever I want without overthinking it. I just get to exist by myself at the restaurant and do whatever I like without the constant fear of judgement hanging over my head.” – Beauty* 24

Go partying

“When I go to parties or even events with my girls, I feel comfortable. I don’t have  to worry about someone slipping something that could put me in danger into my drink. I can also wear whatever TF I want to without the fear of being judged or harassed.” – Demola* 27

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“I feel at peace in the water, and it’s a lot better when there’s no man to ogle or body shame me. I feel confident and comfortable with my body, and I’d like it to remain that way.”  – Ruby* 23

Take walks

“There are parks around my estate, so I enjoy taking walks alone. It’s just me and my music and it feels peaceful. It’s almost like I get a break from life, and I can finally breathe.” – Favour* 25

Walk around naked

“I love walking around naked when there are no men around. I got to do it for the first time in the female hostel at Unilag. It just felt natural, and there was no judgement and you just knew no one was sexualising you.“ – Mimi* 24

Go to karaoke

“I go to karaoke with my girls and it’s just fun and freeing. We sing songs that we find interesting and relatable, and we don’t have to care about our voice or the lyrics.” – Ruth* 25



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