If you have been on Instagram or on any social media platform for that matter, then you must’ve come across the phrase ‘Vaxxed & Waxed.’
It’s all over my timeline, and I love it.
What a way to signal to the world that you’re vaccinated and ready to get freaky with the next stranger that smiles at you!
This pandemic has left many of us touched-starve and ready to have tequila dripping down our chests as we shake our asses to Bad Bunny and Megan Thee Stallion on the bar top.
Now, I am as excited as you are, but let’s be honest, we all have a lot of pent-up sexual tension ready to burst, which can be a potential problem.
Being horny has a reputation for clouding people’s common sense.
Usually, the creep that is invading your personal space and ignoring your boundaries would make the red flags in your head jump up, but it’s been a year since you’ve gotten laid.
And now, the creep is kinda cute. You find his persistence to be quite charming.
Oh, and those red flags that are as clear as broad daylight look a little more green these days.
So to avoid the disaster of sleeping with the creep and adding a potential waste of a body to your count, I have composed 5 easy tips that you can follow to stay safe this #HotVaxSummer.
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While you read the rest of this blog post and take what resonates with you, these are a few things that you need to keep in the back of your head.
- Put Your Safety First
- If you are anything like me, then you are always looking to put yourself into situations where you can get a good story to tell. This sometimes ends up compromising your safety and, in the end, not be worth it at all. Make sure whatever situation you get into, you can easily and safely get yourself out of.
- Keep Your Guard Up
- Don’t instantly trust everyone you meet the first time. You don’t really know their intentions, and they are just looking out for themselves.
- Party With People You Can Trust
- This is a big one. You don’t want to be drunk left on the side of the road with no way home because your so-called friends left you there. Find people who will watch your back.
Tip #1: Be Vaccinated
You can’t have a #HotVaxSummer without being vaccinated.
And if you haven’t been able to tell, yes, I am pro-vaccine.
Please get the vaccine if you haven’t.
New variants (google COVID Delta and COVID Lambda) that are stronger are spreading much quicker than COVID-19.
The cases are rising again, and the only way we can slow the spread down is by getting vaccinated.
I get it. Your friend had COVID, and they were completely fine.
Well, other people’s friends had COVID, and they died. Other people had COVID, and they are now dealing with the aftermath.
Do your part and get vaccinated.
Think about it this way: Imagine how many people would get COVID if all their mouths touched the tequila bottle used to make margaritas in people’s mouths.
That’s kind of disgusting, isn’t it?
Makes you want to have a backup that is going to protect you, right?
So go get vaccinated!
Tip #2: Have A Safe Sex Strategy
I love this word so much.
Safe Sex Strategy.
If you have read any of my other articles, you would know that I use this a lot.
Basically, it is a strategy that you have in place that protects your sexual health, so you do not have to rely on anyone else.
Especially the frat guy that was checking you out, who probably has a condom that he has been waiting to use since pre-COVID quarantine.
The strategy can be anything:
- Carrying condoms everywhere you go
- Being on birth control
- Getting tested every month
- Combining birth control and the pullout method
The possibilities are endless.
The strategy is there to ensure that you are using safe sex practices.
It’s kind of like the vaccine; there to protect you in case something comes up.
It’s anything that fits your lifestyle and makes you feel safe while you are hooking up with strangers in the back of the bar.
So have one, and do not go into the wild without one because if you do, you might come back with more than just another body on your list and a bad time.
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Tip #3: Don’t Get Too Fucked Up
I get it. You’ve spent a year being inside, and now you are ready to act up.
You want all the shots, all the bottles, and maybe some extra party favors if you catch my drift (pssst….I’m talking about drugs).
Maybe you binge-watched Euphoria during quarantine, and you think ecstasy is where it’s at.
Now I am not your mom, so I am not going to tell you to not use drugs cause, in complete honesty, Euphoria made it seem really cool, but your life is not an HBO Max show, and you are not Zendaya.
The thing that we love and hate about drugs and alcohol is that they alter your perceptions of reality.
What you think is going on and what is actually going on are two very different things.
So please don’t get too fucked up.
Not being as drunk or high keeps you in reality and makes you aware of your choices.
Like who you are making out with or what dark corner they are leading you to.
It puts you in charge of your decisions, keeps you safe, and if you decide to fuck the frat guy in the bathroom, at least you know you aren’t doing it because of drugs and alcohol.
It’s because you really want to.
Plus, you don’t want someone else to be in control of your actions.
You want to be able to own up to your decisions (even if they are stupid-ass decisions).
Tip #4: Have Your Location On
LET PEOPLE KNOW WHERE YOU AT!
At the very least, let the friends you are going out with have your location.
Having your location on gives everyone a little bit of peace of mind when you decide to disappear to screw Chad in the back of his car.
You can use apps like Find My Friends or Life360 to track each other.
Or you guys can have hourly check-ins where you all report to a group chat.
Y’all are getting wild, and shit can get crazy, so don’t lose track of the group.
Y’alls safety is critical.
Act like it.
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Tip #5: Protect Your Drink
Let’s face it.
People’s drinks have been getting roofied for decades, and it is happening more often.
While women are the ones that are more often targeted, this can happen to anyone.
Man, non-binary, trans, anyone can be targeted.
Like I said in the key-take-aways, don’t instantly trust anyone you meet.
Not everyone has the best intentions.
There are a few different ways that you can protect your drink.
- Cover the top with your hand
- Use a napkin to cover the drink
- Get a plastic lid cover from the bartender
- Use a My Cup Condom (they ARE NOT sponsoring this post, I just like their invention)
- Don’t accept drinks from people you just met unless you watched the bartender make it
And that’s all I got for now, but you can use the comment section below if you have anything to add.
Protecting your drink is a sure-fire way to protect your safety while still being able to have fun!
Annoying But Necessary
I know these posts can come off a little annoying and mother-like, but I just want you to be safe while you’re on your worst behavior.
And it’s entirely possible! It does not have to be one or the other.
Just be aware of your surroundings and don’t lose complete control.
And while more people are ready to party and meet strangers, it does not mean that there still aren’t people out there who don’t care about consent or you.
You can have fun; just use your common sense.
If you try out any of these tips, let me know how they work out for you.
And if you have anything to add, leave a comment below!