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"Hook-up Safer" Campaign 2.0

HOOK-UP SAFERComprised of three 30-second films, this hook-up safer campaign is running from January 2022 on social media with an emphasis on hooking up safer generally.

It aims to provide practical tips (and tricks) to make hooking up safer "...whether you're new to hooking up, or been around the block a few times":

  • Benefiting from the hook-up safer booklet tips ("Heading Home")
  • Letting someone know where you are ("Hooking Up Somewhere New?")
  • Knowing the ambulance crew may 'bring friends', the police. ("Overdose? Calling 999?"

Heading Home | 2022 | 30s
Hooking up somewhere new? | 2022 | 30s
Overdose? Calling 999? | 2022 | 30s

Hook-Up Safer booklet

Full list of tips and tricks from our hook-up safer booklet:

  • If you’re sexually active: your sexual health matters. This includes condoms and lube, PrEP, U=U, check-ups, and STI self-test kits.
  • If a hook-up doesn’t feel right: don’t think with your cock! Think twice before agreeing to meet up.
  • Let someone know where you’re going. Keep your phone charged, and keep the location GPS on.
  • Have an exit plan home, keeping money or cards in a safe place.
  • Sex should be consensual. That’s both of you, not just one of you, and you can change your mind anytime.
  • If you use drugs: know what and how much you’re taking. Pace yourself, and take breaks.
  • Be aware that some drugs are odourless and tasteless, and have been used to spike drinks and lube.
  • When calling the emergency services for an ambulance, be aware the police may also attend.
  • Know where to get professional help and support should you need it. If in doubt, phone a helpline or ask a friend.
  • Know your rights and where to get legal help in the event you are questioned and/ or arrested by the police.
  • All hate crime matters so report it to the police or through a third party.
  • When hook-ups don’t go to plan, we often don’t talk about them when they go wrong. Chatting it through with a friend can help.

A free single copy is available here where you will find other booklets and leaflets (the link takes you to the GMHC shop).

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