Managing Personal Safety

Hooking up with a stranger can be sexy, but can also be risky. Here are some tips to help manage your personal safety:

  • Bring your own condoms and lube
  • Carry a cellphone
  • Decide what you consider safe ahead of time
  • Make your interests and boundaries known beforehand
  • Trust your instinct. Back up if your hookup is acting differently than expected
  • Don’t be afraid to say no and leave at any point
  • If you are drinking, do not leave your drink unattended
  • Tell a trusted contact where you are going and how long you expect to be gone
  • Be aware of your surroundings. It is safest to initially meet in a public place