Photos by Lexi Ujczo.
With spring break comes the end of cuffing season and the beginning of the less well-known, but equally important, un-cuffing season. Recently single college students from all over the country descend onto the beaches of Fort Lauderdale, the Outer banks, and Cancun looking for a tan and some no-strings-attached fun. With a whole new pool of hotties to choose from and a week of partying ahead of you, spring break is prime casual hook-up time. A spring break fling before heading back to campus to finish out the final part of the semester may seem like the perfect idea, but use the following tips to make sure you’re coming back to campus regret-free.
1. SHARING (YOUR LOCATION) IS CARING
Make sure your friends always know where you are. The people you’re hooking up with might be perfect strangers, and you’re probably not all too familiar with the area either. It’s important that people know where you are and what your plan is.
2. WE WANT THE DRAMA, NOT THE TRAUMA
There’s probably going to be alcohol or maybe even drug use in a lot of spring break party situations, so make sure you and your partner are both able to consent as well as down to clown before getting it on.
3. THERE’S A LOT OF FISH IN THE SEA
There’s plenty of fish in the sea and even more frat boys on the shore. This is your chance to be picky – don’t settle for the group of dudes posing under a “Saturdays are For the Boys” flag. Do you really want to have to explain to your finsta followers that you spent your break hooking up with a dude who can’t let go of a three-year old trend and hits his Juul during sex?
4. SEX ON THE BEACH IS A WAY BETTER DRINK THAN ACTIVITY
The only thing worse than a public indecency charge is having sand all up in your junk.
5. THIS IS A PARTNER SPORT
You deserve to finish, too. Life is far too short to fake a big O for a boy whose middle name you don’t even know. Tell your partner what you like and get what you deserve. I mean come on – you didn’t get that Brazilian wax for nothing.
6.IF IT AIN’T BROKE, DON’T FIX IT
Use a condom and make sure that sucker didn’t rip. The person you hooked up with might be the person of your second semester dreams, but are they cool and hot enough to co-parent with? And ladies, even if you’re on birth control, an STD will last longer than the butterflies you had while pokin’ poolside. Use. A. Condom.
7. TAKE THE TEST YOU CAN’T STUDY FOR
GET AN STI TEST.