Casual Hookups

Online Hookups

Since 2001, gay men who find their boyfriends or partners through dating apps and websites have increased with 66%. Grindr, launched in 2009 and is now a leading platform for casual hookups. Below are some tips on how to safely hook up with people you meet through dating apps. The Rec Room is a sex friendly venue, with private cubicles that are used on a first-come-first-serve basis.


Being Safe

  1. Meet at a public place.
  2. Date in public for a while.
  3. Ask/discuss his/your sexual health and history.
  4. If you’re casually hooking up and meeting for the first time try a sex-friendly venue – try The Rec Room.
  5. Your health is important, protect yourself from STD’s by using a condom.
  6. Be open about your current health.
  7. If you are a first time Grindr user, learn the lingo – this way you know what your sexual partner expects and if you would be comfortable with it.
  8. Ask for pics, not just 🍆 pics, pics of his face.
  9. Facetime or Video Call, sometimes people won’t mind a brief chat before hooking up.
  10. Share your location with a friend, let them know you’re hooking up and if they don’t hear from you in a few hours they should check in.
  11. Talk about what you want to do before sex, many people don’t want to use condoms or do not have condoms and you can pick them up on your way over or if you feel uncomfortable without condoms, then you shouldn’t hookup.
  12. If you don’t feel like hooking up, don’t. You can leave at anytime even if you feel like they weren’t being honest about their physical appearance. People can be dishonest and use old pictures of themselves. If you feel like they werent honest or if your just not feeling into it anymore, you should just leave.
  13. Enjoy your life, express your sexuality but be safe and smart while doing so. 


Things To Consider

  1. Don’t be too trusting.
  2. Don’t share your physical address too easily.
  3. Don’t get high or too drunk when going to a strangers place.
  4. Don’t risk your health if the guy refuses to use condoms or won’t discuss his sexual health or history.
  5. People can lie about their age, weight and height.
  6. People sometimes often use photos that are out of date and sometimes use photos of someone else.
  7. Scammers / robbers can create fake profiles and arrange fake hookups to entrap you / rob you once they meet you.
  8. Use a condom, studies have shown a rise in HIV and STIs (sexually transmitted infections) among men who hookup with men online due to people not being open and honest about their sexual.
  9. You can get an STI without having sex as some STI’s are transmitted through bodily fluids.
  10. Go to a gay-friendly clinic within 72 hours if your condom breaks or if you are concerned about HIV. 

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is an HIV prevention strategy where HIV-negative individuals take anti-HIV medications before coming into contact with HIV to reduce their risk of becoming infected. The medications work to prevent HIV from establishing infection inside the body” – [Source]

Learn more about PrEP Here: https://prepfacts.org/prep/the-basics/ 

The Rec Room

#MenOnly #SexFriendlyVenue

The Rec Room is a men only gay bar and a sex friendly venue. Our goal is to make it safer to meet new people in public place and still have privacy. Complimentary condoms and lube sackets are available (ask your barmen) but we do encourage sexual partners to bring their own condoms and water based lube. If you are nervous about your meet-up you can start off with a “stiff” drink at the bar. If you’re meeting up and not hooking up you can still enjoy all of our facilities including the indoor jacuzzi.

Licenced Bar

Outdoor & Indoor Jacuzzi

Steam Room / Sauna

Video Lounge

Complimentary Lockers 

Complimentary Showers

Complimentary Condoms & Lube

Private Cubicles

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