safe sex during the first date

Tips for Safe Sex On the First Date

If you’re interested in having sex with someone on the first date, there are a number of things you’re going to have to think about. There are many people who are interested in sex on the first date, so it’s definitely possible for you to connect with someone who’s interested in this concept as much as you are. However, having safe sex is more than just putting on a condom. Here’s how you can make sure you’re having safe sex on the first date.

Mental Safety

One of the important things to pay attention to is your own mental safety. This is something that’s regularly ignored in conversations about safe sex, but it’s a crucial element. How do you maintain mental safety when having sex? Keep these concepts in mind.

  • Remember That Sober Sex Is Safe Sex

No one can really consent to sex while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. This is especially true when it comes to having sex with someone else for the first time. When you’re under the influence, it’s easier to agree with someone without really thinking through the ramifications of your actions, and you never want your partner to agree to sex without thinking about it. 

  • Understand What Your Date’s Looking For

Some people are looking for a long-term relationship, but they’re okay with having sex on the first date. Some people want a long-term relationship and don’t want sex on the first date. Some people are interested mostly in hookups, and don’t want a relationship. You need to clarify with your date so you can understand what you’re looking for and what your date’s looking for.

  • Maintain Communication 

It can be hard to tell when someone new isn’t really interested in something. Remember, it’s always sexy to move back and ask to make sure your date’s interested in whatever you’re doing at that moment. Make sure your partner knows they can always say “no,” make sure you feel comfortable expressing yourself, and go for it.

Physical Safety

With mental safety requirements out of the way, it’s easier to get down to brass tacks on your physical safety needs. This is something many people learn about in sex ed classes, but it’s important to know even more about physical safety than you may have learned in school. 

  • Condoms

Condoms are certainly the gold standard when it comes to safe sex, and for good reason. When you use condoms, you massively lower the risk of getting an STI or getting pregnant, if that’s a possibility. There are plenty of condoms available at HUSTLER® Hollywood, so you can find the perfect condom for you and your partner.

Remember that you should never reuse a condom. With the variety of affordable condoms available at HUSTLER® Hollywood, you can get enough condoms to use a different condom every time you have sex, which is the best way to stay safe. 

  • STDs and STIs

Even if you can’t get pregnant from the type of sex you’re having, you can probably still get an STI or STD. An STI is a Sexually Transmitted Infection, which is the beginning stages of an STD, or a Sexually Transmitted Disease. This is a big reason you need to be safe when having sex with someone you don’t know well.

Unless your partner can produce a recent battery of tests proving they don’t have an STI or STD, you need to use condoms and generally stay safe when having sex. If your partner protests against you wanting to stay safe, chances are they’re not a great person to have sex with anyway. 

It’s also a good idea to pay attention to the lubricants you’re using. Some lubricants, like the HUSTLER® Water-Based Lubricant, include carrageenan, which may inhibit transmission of HPV and other STIs. However, even when you’re using one of these lubricants, you should still use condoms to maximize safety.

  • Sex Toys

Sex toys are an amazing addition to sex of any kind, and they’re especially great when it comes to one-night stands. From a classic vibrator that generally gets the job done to a Bluetooth vibrator that lets your partner take control, you can find something you love. 

However, it’s important to not share sex toys between partners. You can put a condom on a sex toy if you want to use it during a hookup more safely. Alternately, consider an inexpensive one-time use sex toy like the Screaming O Disposable Vibrating Cock Ring.

Remember that sex toys only get better with enhancers. Depending on your toy’s material, buy some water-based or silicone-based lubricant, consider a sex supplement, or try out one of HUSTLER® Hollywood’s oral sex enhancers for maximum pleasure.


It’s absolutely possible for you to have safe sex on the first date. You just need to make sure you’re truly staying safe, not just putting on a condom and hoping for the best. Grab a sex toy from HUSTLER® Hollywood, make sure you’re completely stocked up on condoms, and get ready to have a great night.