How to Have a Safe Spring Break
Spring break only happens once a year. My new How to Have a Safe Spring Break infographic gives you some tips on how to avoid having your #SpringBreaksMistakes haunt you for the rest of that year. I hope you have the time of your life.
In short, having a safe Spring Break boils down to three things:
- Practicing Safe Sex
- Drinking (ir)Responsibly
- Avoiding tattoos and sunburns.
For those having trouble reading the infographic, here is what it says (but be sure to check out the funny pictures!)
Spring Break Safe Sex
Every year millions of college students go on Spring Break. If movies are to be believed, they ALL have sex (even the kid who was really nerdy at the beginning of the trip). Some of them go home safe and clean. Others end up with a very unpleasant reminder of their time in the surf and sand. I think it’s easy to guess which type you would rather be?
In order to minimize the risk of unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, be sure to bring condoms. And carry them with you. This applies to guys and girls, because hey, things get crazy on Spring Break, and you never know when/where Cupid’s arrow might strike. Need more info on how to practice safe sex? Click here.
Safe Alcohol Use on Spring Break
Safe alcohol use on Spring Break really boils down to three rules. This is probably the reason most people do not have a safe spring break.
1> Learn the Open Container Laws of where you’re visiting. You don’t want to get arrested just for carrying a 802 oz. margarita around
2> Don’t accept drinks from strangers, unless you’re a fan of rouffy-coladas.
3> Don’t drink and drive. And don’t drink and swim. It’s pretty self-explanatory that bad things can happen.
Avoid these Spring Break Buzzkills
Because even the most devoted, skilled party animal can run into some serious challenges on Spring Break, take care to avoid these three Spring Break Buzzkills. First, avoid a wickedly painful sunburn by using gobs of high SPF sunscreen, and reapplying it regularly. To avoid (minimize?) your hangovers, drink plenty of water, be sure to eat heavy breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, and be sure you know where the asprin is. Finally, avoid tattoos. Just. Especially tramp stamps (I’m looking at you, fellas). Follow these rules and you should have a reasonably safe Spring Break, and they’re not likely to cramp your style too much.
So relax and enjoy! Have the time of your life, just don’t let it follow you home.