Staying safe on Headero

As a ThotExperiment platform, safety is at the core of Headero.  

Safety takes many forms, including: emotional and psychological safety,  safe(r) sex, and physical safety.  

Headero takes action based on in-app activity to keep our community safe, and has created a guideline rating feature for our community to safeguard itself.  

Below are some recommendations for you to stay safe on the Headero platform.

Emotional and psychological safety.

It’s important to remember that, whether you’re looking for your perfect pleasure partner on Headero, swiping to your hearts’ content on Tinder, or buzzing about on Bumble - who we are is much greater than our experience on any app or digital platform.  You are more than your message count, your “likes”, or your matches.  Your spirit transcends the platforms you use.  You are a person.  You are valued.  You are loved.  

If you are feeling burned out from using Headero, take a break.  Spend some time away from Headero & evaluate if the platform is right for you.  We will miss you, but most importantly, we want you to care for yourself.  

If there’s something specific about the platform that is making you feel burned out that you think we should change, please tell us.  If someone has not lived up to our community guidelines, please use the guideline rating feature in the Headero app to let the community and us know.

We are doing our best to create a space that creates joy for the Headero community, and we deeply appreciate feedback that helps us achieve that goal.

Safe(r) Sex

Educate yourself on STIs using trusted resources, like the CDC
Engage in safe(r) sex practices.  Know the risks inherent in the sex practices you plan to engage in and take appropriate precautions.

Use protection.  Condoms, dental dams and PrEP have all been shown to reduce the likelihood of STI transmission.  

Get tested for STIs regularly.  Share your sexual history with your physician and establish a regular STI testing schedule.

Communicate your STI status, and ask about your pleasure partner’s STI status.  

Communicate your COVID status, and ask about your pleasure partner’s COVID status.

Physical Safety

Trust your intuition.  If something feels wrong, step away from the situation, and if needed seek help.   If you feel unsafe at any time, leave or seek help.

Don’t rush.  Take your time to get to know your potential partner, and meet in a time and manner that makes you feel comfortable.

Before meeting, video chat to confirm the person is who they have represented themselves to be while you have been chatting with them in Headero.

Meet in a public place at a time where you know others will be present.

Know where you’re meeting, and if you move to a new location, know where you are going.  Validate the address yourself using street markers or your own phone.

Tell a trusted friend or family member of your plan to meet your potential partner.  Include details of where you intend to meet, and update your friend or family member if those plans change.

Maintain control of your transportation.  If you’re driving, consider a backup plan like having a friend available to pick you up, or know how you would utilize a rideshare service to pick you up.

Know your limits.  Drugs or alcohol use impairs your judgement.  If you feel pressure from your potential partner to do either, leave immediately and if needed seek help.Keep track of your drinks and your things when meeting your potential partner.

Protect your identity.  Don’t post personally identifiable information, such as your address, employer or phone number on your public profile.  Only share this information with someone when you feel you can trust them.  Be cautious if you choose to share your social media (Instagram, Spotify, Facebook, TikTok) on your profile.

Keep your chats in the Headero platform.  Never send money or financial information to others on Headero (or any other social media platforms).

Resources for Help, Support, or Advice

These tips are intended to help you reduce your risk of a negative experience, but no method of risk reduction is perfect.  If you have a negative experience, please know that it is not your fault and help is available.  

Report any incidents on Headero, and consider reaching out to one of the resources below. If you feel you are in immediate danger or need emergency assistance, call 911 (U.S. or Canada) or your local law enforcement agency.

RAINN’s National Sexual Assault Hotline
1-800-656-HOPE (4673) | online.rainn.org | www.rainn.org

Planned Parenthood
1-800-230-7526 | www.plannedparenthood.org

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or 1-800-787-3224 | www.thehotline.org

National Human Trafficking Hotline
1-888-373-7888 or text 233733 | www.humantraffickinghotline.org

National Sexual Violence Resource Center
1-877-739-3895 | www.nsvrc.org

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
1-800-THE-LOST (843-5678) | www.cybertipline.com

Cyber Civil Rights Initiative
1-844-878-2274 | www.cybercivilrights.org

VictimConnect - Crime Victim Resource Center
1-855-4VICTIM (855-484-2846) | www.victimconnect.org

FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center

LGBT National Help Center
1-888-843-4564 | www.glbtnationalhelpcenter.org

Trans Lifeline
1-877-565-8860 (US) or 1-877-330-6366 (CA) | www.translifeline.org

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