Sex with a stranger isn't always mysterious fun and games. One night stands have an appeal from time to time, but even Samantha Jones should have taken more caution when bringing a new man home or following him to his pad. Sometimes women in New York get too comfortable with alcohol, nightlife, and meeting new men, that we forget there are true dangers waiting late at night after a few too many cocktails. As a big sister and a friend, it’s important to remind every city girl to be careful.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases. You don't know who he last slept with or if his doctor gave him a clean bill of health. STD’s can be spread with or without the use of condoms.
Stolen Goods. Do you own expensive jewelry, a laptop, an iPod, and other small items, easily pocketed by a thief? This sexy stranger could be a burglar, swiping your possessions while you slumber, escaping before you awaken. Or maybe he won't take something that's yours, but sneakily steal something that belongs to your roommate. Not only do you need to consider your own property, but the property of those you live with.
Date Rape. Just because all you had in mind was a heavy make out session back at your place, this guy may have set his sights on sex. If he isn't a decent man, there's a chance he could get rough and force himself on you. He may claim it was just drunk fooling around, but if you don't want it, it's rape.
Unwanted Pregnancy. Anytime you engage in sex, there’s a chance you can get pregnant (obviously). But, what if the condom broke or your pill stopped working, leaving you holding a baby 9 months later, whose father you never even gave your number to?
Kidnapping. This may seem to be the stuff of Law and Order: SVU storylines, but real headlines of intoxicated women being held hostage by seemingly normal men have happened in and around the city. From bouncers to Wall Street traders, there isn’t a stereotype you can trust after a few too many drinks. Take caution when following a sexy stranger away from your friends.
How to you take precautions to stay safe? xo