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    22 Things That'll Make You Feel Super Prepared For Your Next Hookup

    With so many places reopening, your legs totally can, too. 😉

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    Just like you'd carry gum, your cellphone, and a face mask...here are some essentials to keep in your pockets or purse in case you get a match, spontaneously decide to meet up with your FWB, want to meet a dashing, friendly stranger out and about, or are generally DTF*.

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    *With informed consent of course.

    1. A triple pack of stash scrunchies that'll hold your cash, ChapStick, and ID on those days when none of your clothes have functioning pockets and you don't want to carry a bag.

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    Promising reviews: "I bought these since I was going on a long vacation by myself. I rolled my money and was able to fit it inside the scrunchie. It’s soft, very stretchy and fits my wrist! I didn’t have any issues with the zipper. I wore it on my wrist all the time and put money/lip balm inside it. Worked great during my vacation. This would be perfect to stash some things inside!" —Jessica Sandoval

    "I used these to bring headache pills into a concert. I get bad migraines triggered by the lights sometimes. This was awesome, I even used this to sneak shots in. You can fit bills in there...but anything small and cylindrical or malleable helps. I used my hair to hide the bulky bottle shape. Does not go off on metal detectors either." —Coll

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in velvet neutral and suede pastel assortments).

    2. A vaccine card holder with 34 customizable colors that you can attach to a keychain or lanyard, so you can easily show proof of vaccination to any partners or hookups that ask.

    XOXO Armour / Etsy

    Promising review: "SO pretty!! The quality is great and my vaccine card fits in here perfectly. The clip makes it easy to carry it with me on my keys or purse. I LOVE this, I'm so happy with this purchase." —Nicole

    Get it from XOXO Armour on Etsy for $13 (available in 34 colors).

    XOXO Armour is a Virginia-based Etsy shop established in 2017 that specializes in hair clips, accessories, and vaccine card holders.

    3. A compact mirror with a convenient LED light that'll allow you to do your makeup on the train or in the cab with top-notch lighting.

    Model holding pink compact mirror with LED light
    amazon.com

    Shoutout to all the pros that I've seen doing their makeup on that early a.m. train into the city — one day I hope to be like you.

    Promising reviews: "Great for travel, especially when staying overnight. I can apply my makeup quietly in a dark bedroom because this has plenty of light for me and I have mild cataracts and like a full face of makeup." —rita wagnon

    "I really love this LED compact mirror! The size is perfect for in my bag and the light makes everything easier to see. I would definitely recommend this!" —Brooke

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in pink and cyan).

    4. A travel-sized bottle of silicone-based Überlube that fits in your purse and comes with two refills, so you're always stocked and prepared for a frictionless good time.

    Amazon

    Latex-safe and waterproof, this lube is designed to last as long as you and help keep things moving (just don't use it with your silicone sex toys!). This kit comes with two refills, but once you've run through those you can buy travel-ready Überlube refills to place in the container!

    Promising reviews: "Great lube and perfect container. Both product & container are very high quality so no worries about leaks in your luggage. The packaging just looks like any other cosmetic container; so no awkward moments of anyone asking: What's that?...like they would if they saw other personal lubricants in your luggage (think going through the airport) or even in your bathroom. Plus you can use this lubricant to calm your frizzies. Buy some! You'll love it." —TLoya

    "Would recommend travel-size container be a little larger. Even though product goes a long way might have to take one and a refill for a two-week trip." —A.J.

    Get it from Amazon for $28.39 (available in black and silver).

    5. Or a 100-pack of travel-size Astroglide water-based lubricants that'll fit discreetly in your pocket or sock, so you're prepared to get fresh.

    Purple packets of Astroglide lubricant
    Amazon

    Promising reviews: "Great product; one or two packs where enough for me to get the 'party started.' I still have a lot more. Good for travel purposes. Picture a slightly flattened mayonnaise or jelly packet from a restaurant. Easy to open, doesn’t seem to stain my cotton sheets. Would buy again or recommend to others." —AlJonesDino5

    "We purchased these for a vacation. In the past, we've had spilled liquid containers all over our suitcases (shampoo, body wash, hairspray, you name it). So when we came across these, we thought they'd be perfect for packing. They're perfect for exactly that. The amount in each individual package is also adequate. We'd definitely purchase these travel-friendly packs again!" —asader83

    Get it from Amazon for $36.27.

    6. Orrrr, the OG Butters Lube designed with a vegan, oil-based formula that can be used in any and all your holes, as well as with your favorite toys and other body-safe materials for slippery — never slick — fun.

    The Butters Hygienics Co.

    Just remember, like most oil-based lubricants, this lube is not compatible with latex condoms!

    Promising reviews: "This lube is amazing! My boyfriend is rather endowed and he’s my first. This lube made things easy and comfortable for sure." —Kai Welsh

    "Very slippery and long lasting, feels good in any hole. Zero irritation. Keep some dedicated rags handy for cleanup and wash separately. Wipes right up off of skin easily. Good company and nice people. This is premium lube, get some." —eric reed

    Get a travel-sized tub (0.25-oz) from The Butters Hygienics Co. for $6.

    The Butters Hygienics Co. is a Black- and Queer-owned business based in Michigan that creates products using simple ingredients and hand-crafted in the owner's kitchen. In true millennial fashion, they want you to be able to afford quality body products that do what the bottles say they do.

    7. A pack of individually wrapped hygiene wipes for when you want to freshen up real quick in the restroom before heading out to pound-town.

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    Available in rosewater and shea cocoa scents, these biodegradable wipes are designed with a nontoxic formula to help keep you fresh "down there" during your period, on any trip to the restroom, and before and after having sex. Each box includes 16 individually wrapped wipes that you can stash anywhere.

    TBH, you can wipe up after sex with basic toilet paper or tissue and/or gentle soap and water in the shower, but on-the-go wipes are always nice to have and great for external use (read: vulva or penis, because the vagina is self-cleaning!) when there's a little bit of a mess. And while some wipes are supposedly "flushable," they may still clog sewer systems so just toss these wipes in the trash after you're done.

    Promising reviews: "I bought these to take to work. I took enough to share with my lady coworkers. Rave reviews from them, they love me! The tissues are very soft and large enough to do the job. I've had no problems with tearing either. I keep some in my purse at all times." —Roseann Floyd

    "They have a nice but delicate smell and don't irritate my sensitive places they actually FRESHEN you up instead of regular baby wipes that just spread everything around LOL. These are pricey but worth it. I go out the house less anyway for work or gatherings so these will last me a long time." —Lina A Douglas

    "Best wipes I’ve found! I actually use these more for wiping the back than the front. I just keep a few with me at all times. The smell is wonderful, and they don’t break apart immediately, even though they are flushable. They don’t irritate my sensitive skin at all, but everyone is different. The price is good, too." —Anonymous

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (currently only available in rosewater).

    8. An all-natural towelette designed with organic ingredients for a refreshing and hydrating cleanse in the heat of the moment.

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    This pack comes with 10 individually wrapped wipes, so you can stash one in your car, purse, wallet, or backpack for when you're on the go. A vitamin-packed formula and organic ingredients allow this wipe to help keep your skin supple and hydrated, no matter what kind of hot and sweaty shenanigans you get into!

    Promising reviews: "Woo freshies will be my new best friend! The packaging is so cute and compact, you can throw the whole box in a purse or pull a few out to bring on the go. They smell amazing and leave you feeling super fresh and clean. I will always carry at least two with me everywhere I go. They also go perfectly with Woo love oil lube and clean up a mess perfectly. I don't worry about the ingredients of the freshies because they are all natural, which is always a plus and important for health. These are a must-have essential. They shipped here insanely fast as well." —Kameron

    Get it from Amazon for $13.

    9. Or even a pack of REALLY BIG body wipes in case you need (or want) to quickly wash up before or after your hookup.

    @goodwipes / instagram.com, Amazon

    These plant-based wipes are designed for freshening up wherever and whenever. A blend of tea tree oil, peppermint, aloe, and ginseng delivers a moisturizing scrub and pleasant scent with this wipe that is larger than a piece of printer paper when unfolded — so you can get all in those crevices, even if you're in the tiniest bathroom ever.

    Promising reviews: "Love the convenience. Great to use when you want to quickly freshen up, especially with summer coming." —Cliente de Kindle

    "Love how cute and compact these are, with a nice (but not overpowering) scent. Great for freshening up on the go or after a sweaty workout. Love having a bunch of these on hand in my gym bag, just in case." —hawaiianpapya

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    10. A gynecologist-approved latex condom from Lola that is lubricated with medical-grade silicone for premium comfort and protection.

    Lola

    Promising reviews: "These condoms have made sex so much better for me! There is no irritation, and no real smell or taste after. My partner likes them too! Seriously 10/10. And It makes me feel good it’s from a female wellness brand rather than some of the other big name brands where we are an afterthought." —TG

    "'They're thin enough to give good sensation, but not fragile enough to break. 'They get 5 stars from me LOL.' —my boyfriend." —Krystal V.

    Get it from Lola for $11.

    11. Or the Hex luxury latex condom by Lelo that's designed with a unique hexagonal structure to provide flexibility and strength during use.

    Amazon

    They also have an XL version with the same design!

    Promising reviews: "Got these because the ones we were using kept rolling, but after using these my partner didn't even have to worry about grabbing the base as they pulled out since the condom was such a great fit and didn't even roll throughout the duration! My partner also states that these felt way better then the regular Durex ones we normally use." —bobalcazaer

    "Pros for vagina-havers & bottoms: feels better cause it doesn’t slip around as much aka irritate your parts. Sometimes condoms can slip around a bit and chafe and that seems to be resolved with the snug fit of these. Pros for penis-havers & tops: thinner than ultra thins, a snug fit without pinching or cutting off any blood flow, feels good to wear as it forms to the shape of you, rather than just kinda being a mostly fitting bag that gets put on over your junk." —Yoshi Yui

    Get it from Amazon for $9.52+ (available in three pack sizes).

    12. ~Or~ an ultra-thin and ultra-soft nonlatex condom by Skyn that'll help maximize pleasure and comfort without having to worry about an allergic reaction.

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    These popular condoms also have a larger and wider size counterpart! If none of these condoms seem right for you, we've rounded up the best external condoms for you to check out!

    Promising reviews: "I feel there are several benefits to these condoms. They seem to stretch more than latex, making them easier to put-on than latex condoms. Because these aren't latex, there's no risk to developing a latex allergy over time (depending on how much you use them). They're very soft and thin. I honestly don't think I've ever used a condom that allowed me to forget I had it on until these came along. This has become my new condom of preference." —C. Wood (on the Elite)

    "These feel great with more room! :D Other brands feel quite constricting or even worse they leave behind a certain latex smell that definitely lets everyone in the room know your business. But with Skyn :O they are just...a joy to wear, you feel a bit more and they are easier to wear and put on and they smell great, too, ooh la la." —huskandhunger (on the Elite Large)

    Get it from Amazon for $6.22+ (available in 10- and 36-count).

    13. A portable power bank that'll let you charge your phone in the Uber or on the El after you've overslept and only have time to get home and change.

    Model holding black powerbank charger in palm of hand
    amazon.com

    Just...don't forget your cable or to charge it.

    Promising reviews: "This is a great little charger at a great price. I'm ready for a power outage or to use when on the train!" —JG

    "This portable charge is small and light, I can put in my small purse during the travel. The full charge can charge at lease three iPhone. I just got my another one for my college child." —Wen

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99 (only available in black).

    14. A pre-charged lightning cable battery pack that'll help you charge your phone on the go without having to remember cables and charging beforehand.

    White emergency phone charger pack
    Amazon

    As long as you have a Lightning cable–enabled iPhone, you're all set with this pre-charged charging port that'll juice up your phone when you need it. But they also have micro USB and USB-C options, and a neat recycling program for when they run out of juice.

    Promising reviews: "This is an incredible product. I love the fact that I can throw one in my purse and easily add a charge to my phone at any time, without having to haul around a charger (that I have to pre-charge) and a cord. It’s so convenient. I go to a lot of concerts and music festivals and I’ve added this product to my list of standard items to pack. I’ve also purchased more to have in my daughters backpacks so they never have any reason to be unreachable. I’m hooked! Highly recommend!!" —Salvati08

    "These portable battery chargers are a life saver. They are perfect for me when I'll be at the ballpark all day and don't have access to an outlet. They fit perfectly in your purse and i store on in my car for emergency purposes. I love these!!" —Lianna Zamora

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in three pack sizes).

    15. A pack of 20 individually wrapped Neutrogena makeup removal wipes, so you can take your "face" off afterward...be it that night or the next morning.

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    If I need a makeup remover wipe, I'm going to grab a Neutrogena one. I'll use two for good measure, but these individually wrapped wipes are perfect for keeping in your purse, backpack, or car for after a long day (or night) with a full face of makeup. Not to mention, these are perfect for sharing at the end of a GNO, and after reading all these reviews, I might start including them in party favors (think bachelorette, weekend getaways, birthday outings).

    Promising reviews: "The face wipes were perfect when we got up in the morning hungover and needed to wipe the mascara and eyeliner off after passing out with our makeup on. We were able to freshen up with the wipe and stumble into brunch!" —Cheyanne Crum

    "My favorite cleansing towel because it removes all my makeup, including waterproof mascara. My face feels moist and smooth after cleansing. The individually wrapped towels (full size) are perfect for travel." —Mimi

    Get it from Amazon for $5.37.

    16. A satin-lined cap in case you end up spending the night and want to make sure your hair stays protected overnight.

    Grace Eleyae

    I have several Slaps (satin-lined caps) and I love them. Mine stay on my head throughout the night for the most part, but I think because I'm usually rocking an updo that's why they end up shifting around. I let my best friend borrow a Slap during a hotel stay once, and he loved it and said it stayed put throughout the night. Besides sleeping, I wear these out and about (especially in winter), on airplanes (so my hair doesn't touch the seat), on wash days to hide my deep-conditioning shower cap, HIIT workouts, and pretty much any day that I'm too lazy to do my hair. These caps are available in multiple colors and machine washable — and trust me, you'll be sold once they start keeping your hair moisturized and safe from your nonsatin pillowcases and sheets. If you're worried about them moving, there are adjustable Slaps and if you want more of a stylish satin-lined accessory, check out the satin-lined turbans!

    Promising review: "I have curly hair and I sleep chaotically. I have tried using a satin/silk pillow case twice before. It doesn't work for me. So I started looking into a bonnet...most bleed on the pillows, but aside from that I really didn't want something tight because I don't like to sleep restricted. These WORK! I had such great second- (third- and fourth- — I pushed it to see how far this would go) day hair! I love that it's simple and yummy quality. Soft and so far no bleeding, I did wash them before use per their instructions. I have two and I want the navy cap <3" —Maissel M.

    "I ordered three caps and have been wearing them for a myriad of uses including working out, covering up between braid appointments, and more. The cap is beautiful, very versatile, and I love the fact that it is lined with satin to protect my natural hair. I would definitely recommend this to others." —Paula H.

    Get it from Grace Eleyae from $24 (available in M and L sizes) or Amazon for $19.99+ (adjustable version here).

    17. A petite precision bullet designed with silky silicone and seven vibration modes that'll allow you and your lover to take things up to the next level when you're ready.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising reviews: "I was surprised at how quiet this toy is. It's very powerful and lasts a while without charging. I'm very happy 😊 with it! Great buy. Comes in a discreet storage bag." —Jennifer Evans

    "I really wanted a discreet and small product. I don't really like big ones myself (I guess it is a preference) but I was afraid it wouldn't vibrate much. Boy! was I mistaken! It is really powerful and it has three speeds which of course can help on different moments. I like the texture as well, it is very soft and never cool to the touch (which could be a turnoff in my case). All in all, great product." —SoFlLatinx

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in four colors).

    18. The Halo cock ring from Bellesa with seven vibrating settings to add a little ~oomph~ to your session for both parties, in case you're ready to take it up a notch.

    Purple silicone cock ring
    Bellesa Boutique

    Once you've found that hookup, FWB, f-buddy that makes you all cuckoo in the head and bed, you might start discussing ways to amplify your already A1 sexual compatibility. Well, this gem fits discreetly in a pocket or purse and is designed to share good vibes all around.

    Promising reviews: "5/5 Would gain magic dick vibrating powers again." —Dan

    "I surprised my boyfriend with this after we talked about incorporating sex toys. He said it was easy to put on and a good fit — snug but not too tight. I liked that the vibrations were strong but not too intense. (I was worried they’d be too much for him, but if he had any complaints, he could have fooled me.) We didn’t get the angle perfect on first try, but let’s just say we didn’t mind the practice to figure it out. We thought Halo would make it feel better for only me; I swear he loves it just as much or more." —Anonymous

    Get it from Bellesa for $69 (available in purple and black).

    19. A pair of packable ballet flats because those flashy pumps you wore last night might not be comfortable in the a.m. as you make your way home.

    amazon.com

    These simple flats come with a convenient carrying case, so you can fold them up and toss them in your crossbody bag, tote, suitcase, or backpack. I really needed a pair of these when I was living in the city SMH...

    Promising reviews: "I purchased these shoes in Nude to tuck away into my purse and pull out in case my dressier shoes begin to kill my feet while walking. They came in a very cute little pouch that will easily fit into almost any handbag. They look fine on my feet and I could not be happier!! Now I don't need to pack Band-Aids for toes and back of ankle! I want to buy these for all of my friends!!" —Debbie L.

    "These shoes are great to pack in your purse for the end of the night. When your toes are screaming inside the stilettos at the end of the night, just slip on these ballet -tyle slippers, and your feet will thank you! These shoes are not for hiking or running. They are for getting you from the party to the car in a sanitary way (feet fully protected) without tears. They are also good for wearing inside the hotel room. They provide a little more structure than a sock, but have the same comfort level. These are great shoes!" —Heather

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in 34 colors and sizes 5–11).

    20. A roomy faux-leather crossbody bag that'll carry all your "going out" essentials, so you can stay prepared if you run into an attractive stranger or get a *match* while you're out.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising reviews: "This bag is a medium-sized bag and is very light and spacious! It's beautiful and fashionable. I loved it and its a very good quality. It is slim but surprisingly spacious and has deep inner pockets as well as a wide and somewhat deep pocket up on front. It is a great bag for every day or for those nights out." —Marcela Carrazco

    "I wasn't aware how small it was when I ordered it online. However, it looks really classy. When I got it home today, I saw that my new wallet won't fit inside, because of the size of the wallet. I also see that the purse will easily hold my smartphone, reading glasses, a small lipstick, tiny notebook and pens. I am excited about the zipper pulls on the outside compartment — really CLASSY." —Sherry A. Jackman

    Get it from Amazon for $16.50 (available in 29 colors).

    21. A classy satin clutch with a pleated and petite design that'll still fit a few condoms and travel-sized lube just in case the date goes well.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising reviews: "I needed a purse for my son's formal wedding. I ordered many purses before I found this one but they were all too small. I only needed to carry my iPhone XR, lipstick, face compact, and car keys and this one allowed to do that. I did steam it when I first got it to smooth out one or two slight wrinkles in the fabric from shipping." —HAB

    "I love this clutch! It is really pretty and has lots of room for your phone, makeup, etc. Would recommend to anyone!" —TK

    Get it from Amazon for $26.83+ (available in 18 colors).

    22. A three-in-one tote that you can practically live out of, especially of you're like me and need a purse that can potentially fit a change of clothes because you literally never know what's going to happen.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising reviews: "I like my new purse set (a birthday present to myself) sooo much!! It looks very classy. I'm going to stay one night in a hotel soon and the large tote is big enough for a change of clothes, PJs, and came with a little laundry zip tote!! It has a strange smell that is common for items purchased online, but I'm going to let it air out and it'll be fine." —Nikki

    "Such good quality. I use the large bag for work and it holds my work planner and everything I need for work. The cross-body bag is perfect for running errands and shopping and the handbag is perfect for date nights. All I do is just move my wallet to whichever bag I’m using. I’m ready to order more colors." —Natasha Lauer

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in 22 colors).

    I recommend carrying a tote and a change of clothes, just in case things go well...

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