When I am hitting the sex sites, I'm looking to get laid - not jumped, or worse. Any pointers for me?
While the internet has made it super easy to find sex, you still must leave the virtual world to have it, and you really don't know what you're getting before you get there. It could be face-to-face with "yes, baby!," or with someone who is only interested in your wallet or beating you up. So, here are a few pointers to avoid the latter two.
First, be prepared, not paranoid.
Get Mister Right Now's face pic and phone number and make plans to meet him in a public place first, before sex.
Stay sober: When intoxicated, you're less likely to pick up on warning signs.
If you're going to his place, let at least one person know the exact address where you will be.
Finally, trust your gut before you bust that nut!
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Peter Pointers is an online, gay health educator and is assisted by a group of qualified health specialists who work as a team to answer your health questions. Check out Peter's Question/Answer forum at www.lifelube.org/experts.php for more pointers and to ask your own questions.