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When out enjoying the everything that goes with the season of ‘fun in the sun,’ things can happen. The pounding music can entrance you, those alcoholic drinks can effect you and ultimately those clothes, or lack thereof, can come off.

Maybe that’s not your thing however, maybe you prefer lounging poolside, beachside or just Southside with a group of your closest friends enjoying the carefree caress of the summer sun. No matter how you spend your June, July and August months however, it’s important to note that heat isn’t an excuse for carelessness, drinks aren’t an excuse for zaniness and that ‘you only live once’ motto is just a song, not a life lesson.

With that in mind there are a few things to consider when out partying, in a bikini or otherwise, that could help you stay safe this summer. Here are three quick tips for safe summer partying. -danielle canada

 

Limit Alcohol Consumption – This is an obvious one. Alcohol ups the fun and downs your inhibitions. If you want to drink, limit yourself and employ a buddy system. Tell a friend you can trust to watch your alcohol consumption so they won’t have to carry you out of a club. Another tip? Chase each drink with a glass of water, not only so you won’t get too intoxicated, but so you’ll stay hydrated in these sizzling temperatures. Also be sure to down two bottles of water before bed to avoid a hangover.

 

 

Watch Your Drinks–  With drugs like Rohypnol selling for only $2.00 to $4.00 per tablet, you never know who could be attempting to crush a roofie in your cognac. Recently I’ve noticed ladies putting a napkin over their drinks and poking a hole through it with a straw. Extreme, but safe. Keep the basics in mind; don’t accept drinks from strangers unless you SEE the bartender make it, no punch bowls, and don’t put your drink down.

 

 

Keep It Public – Don’t walk off with someone, ever. Clubs are dark enough as it is, how much more privacy do you and your new potential suitor need? This is another time when having that one responsible friend could be important. Tell said friend to watch your back and keep you close.