"Hook-Up Safer" Campaign
- 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.
"Hook-Up Safer" is comprised of:
May-July, 2021 (Twitter, Facebook)
Content at MENRUS.CO.UK here with links to related topics including safer hook-ups; consent and sex; violence, sexual assault and rape; reporting hate crime and hate crime support; LGBT+ helplines; drug, alcohol and chemsex service listings; your sexual health; London sexual health services and self-test kits; London accident and emergency (A&E) service listings; being online; catfishing; gaslighting; safer drug use (harm reduction); calling 999 and the police; drugs and the law and legal help; and safer chemsex.
An A7 booklet (8 pages)
Hook-Up Safer | PDF
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