It's Syllabus Week, also known as the most exciting time of the college calendar. Getting ready to celebrate the new school year is so much more than purchasing notebooks and buying a cute "going out" dress.
During your next Walmart run or Amazon purchase, pick up some of these basics you will need for your Sylly week hookup. This list is in descending order of importance because I know that your tiny bag does not always have space for ALL of the things you might need.
1. Three or more condoms
Condoms, like other vital things in life, take on the important principle of 1 is none, 2 is one. Therefore, you really always need three condoms with you. You never know when one will break, or you'll need one for round two. Morning sex is truly the best sex.
2. A hair band or hair tie
Other than condoms, this is the thing I CANNOT live without. I have long hair and it gets in the way of all activities. Even mundane ones like cuddling. Secondly, in the morning you'll want to put your hair up because there is no room in this shack pack for a hairbrush.
3. Gum, mints or cough drops
4. A makeup wipe
Life changing discovery: a single makeup wipe in a Ziploc bag takes up an impressively small amount of space. I have started taking one with me everywhere, but especially when I go out for the night.
5. Lip Balm
Along with the makeup wipe, lip balm is oil based and can be used to help remove your long-wearing lipstick or other cosmetics that won't budge. Bonus because it helps with chapped lips and Idk about you, but intimacy makes me parched.
6. A packet of lube
Ideally, your partner would already have lube at their place. A true sign of a quality partner is whether or not they have quality lube. However, maybe you're not that lucky. My favorite lube brand makes tiny single-use packets that take up as much space as a condom.
7. A handwritten list of important contact numbers
Trust me, your phone will be dead in the morning. Keep a list of four people you could call to come pick you up if you are way too deep to walk home in the morning.
If you decide this hookup is not for you and you're faced with the 20 minute walk home, it's really nice to have headphones to keep you entertained. Lifehack: if you're walking home at night, only put one headphone in and keep your music low so you're still aware of your surroundings.