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How to Be Promiscuous and Protected

While hooking up isn’t for everyone, there is nothing wrong with wanting a little casual fun. For some people, casual sex is an exciting, liberating and empowering way to not only learn about themselves but to enjoy themselves at the same time! After all, sex should be fun, right?!

But if you choose to be a little adventurous and have a little friendly sex on the side, safety is of critical importance. There is no fool-proof way to ensure every casual experience is perfect, but using this helpful guide, you’ll have a better understanding of how to be promiscuous and protected.


Keep Those Pesky STDs Away!

When it comes to casual sex, the first issue that often comes to mind is STDs. Sure, screwing around on the DL is great, but who wants souvenirs like gonorrhea afterward? One of the most important rules to live by when it comes to casual hook-ups is that it’s your responsibility to demand safe sex. “What do you mean it’s my responsibility?!” Well, hold on – let’s discuss.

STDs affect men and women in many different ways. While men may experience a strange discharge, swollen testicles, or pain when urinating, women have a much higher risk of losing their fertility through sexually transmitted diseases. Also, the lining of a woman’s vagina is much thinner than the skin on the penis, meaning women are more susceptible to STDs in general. So if that’s important to you, you’ll want to make sure to protect your well-being.

Another reason why it’s imperative you look out for your own safety is scientific research. According to studies, men are more likely than women to be a sexual manipulator when it comes to casual sex, meaning they may be less inclined to care about a woman’s safety or well-being. Obviously, not all men are like this - in fact, the vast majority of guys are great. There are tons of nice, respectful guys out there who are both DTF and concerned about safety! But as a general rule of thumb, if you like to hook-up, be careful. This is true for both men and women. And if you find that great hook-up buddy, here’s our guide to some great sex positions to spice up your sex life!

Always Practice Safe Sex

The easiest – and most common – form of protection is, of course, the humble condom. When it comes to casual sex, a condom is the thing that will keep you truly safe. For guys, a simple way to ensure you’re safe and not knocking-up the neighborhood is to keep a condom in your wallet. Just make sure you keep an eye on the expiration date! Girls, you don’t have to be Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City and carry a string of rubbers in your purse. Still, it never hurts to have a spare one tucked away in case you’re in the mood for some booty.

The great thing about condoms is that it’s not a one-size-fits-all type thing. There’re tons of different condoms, including ultra-thin, flavored, or ribbed (for her pleasure!) – meaning that being protected doesn’t have to be boring or ruin the mood! Check out some of HUSTLER Hollywood’s great selection to find something safe – and stimulating – for your next fling!

Figuring out birth control in advance is a great way to start your path to protected promiscuity. Just remember, however, birth control pills don't protect against STDs. Once you settle on how to do it, you have to figure out who to do it with. There are tons of people out there who are both DTF and concerned about safety.

It’s Key to Pee

However you choose to protect yourself during casual sex, don’t forget to pee when you’re done! I’m sure you’ve heard it a million times before, but it really is important to urinate after you finish, as it can help prevent urinary tract infections – especially those who are prone to them. According to Dr. Alyssa Dweck, author of The A to Z for your V, peeing before sex is also helpful, as it can decompress the bladder, meaning your sex-session will be that much more comfortable and enjoyable. And if you’re wondering guys, it is much less important for you to go after getting laid. This is because, according to Dweck, the woman’s urethra is closer to the anus – making infections much more likely.

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Casual Sex and Mental Health

While it’s definitely important to protect yourself physically when hooking up, it can be just as important to protect yourself mentally as well. According to a study published in Psychology Today, those who engaged in casual sex for the “wrong” reasons had a worse well-being than those who had “good” reasons for getting busy.

Just to be totally clear, when we say “wrong” reasons, we mean motives like:

  • Wanting to avoid unpleasant feeling or emotions
  • Wanting to feel better about yourself
  • Expecting it to lead to something else (such as a long-term relationship)

People who had sex for those reasons were more likely to suffer from depression, stress, anxiety, and other similar conditions. Those who participated in a casual fling for the “right” reasons, such as being attracted to the person, wanting a fun and exciting new experience, or merely being horny, were found to have a much better sense of overall health and happiness. So, before you head to bed (or wherever it is you get your freak on) take a second and make sure you are doing it for the right reasons – your mental health will thank you!

Having casual sex can be the most liberating experience of your life! Being fully aware of your sexual desires can boost your self-esteem and help you discover yourself. By paying attention to staying safe, you can ensure you are ready for even more mind-blowing sex later on. If you are ready to get wild, make sure you check out HUSTLER Hollywood for our amazing array of kinky sex toys for him, her, or couples! We also offer a great selection of lingerie to help set the mood, as well as anything else your fantasies can imagine! HUSTLER Hollywood has been pushing sexual boundaries for decades - isn’t it time you embraced yourself and joined us?