Silk Encounters Inc. Safety Guidelines

These Guidelines and Terms and Conditions are designed to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience on Silk Encounters Inc.

Dating Safety Tips

Meeting new people is exciting, but you should always be cautious when interacting with someone you don’t know. Use your best judgment and put your own safety first, whether you are exchanging initial messages or meeting in person. You can’t control the actions of others, however, there are things you can do to help stay safe during your Silk Encounter.

Online Safety

Never Send Money or Share Financial Information

Never send money, especially over wire transfer. Wiring money is like sending cash — it’s nearly impossible to reverse the transaction or trace where the money went. Never share information that could be used to access your financial accounts. If another user asks you for money, report it to us immediately.

Protect Your Personal Information

Never share personal information, such as your Social Security/Insurance number, home or work address, or details about your daily routine (e.g., that you go to a certain gym routinely) with people you don’t know. If you are a parent, limit the information that you share about your children on your profile and in early communications. Avoid sharing details such as your children’s names, where they go to school, or their ages or genders.

Stay on the Platform

Keep conversations on the Silk platform while you are getting to know someone. Users with bad intentions often try to move the conversation to text, messaging apps, email, or phone too quickly.

Be Wary of Long Distance and Overseas Relationships

Watch out for scammers who claim to be from your country but say they are stuck somewhere else. Especially, if they ask for financial help to return to the country. Be wary of anyone who will not meet in person or talk on a phone/video call. They may not be who they say they are. If someone is avoiding your questions or pushing for a serious relationship without meeting or getting to know you first — that is a red flag.

Report All Suspicious and Offensive Behaviour

Listen to your instincts. You know when someone has crossed the line and when they do, we want to know. Block and report anyone that violates our terms. Here are some examples of violations:

Protect Your Account

Pick a strong password, and always be careful when logging into your account from a public or shared computer. Silk will never send you an email asking for your username and password information — if you receive an email asking for account information, report it immediately.

Meeting in Person

Don’t be in a Rush

Take your time and get to know the other person before agreeing to meet or chat outside of the Silk app. Don’t be afraid to ask questions to screen for any red flags or personal deal breakers. A phone or video call can be a useful screening tool before meeting.

Meet in Public and Stay in Public

Meet for the first few times in a populated, public place — never at your home, your date’s home, or any other private location. If your date pressures you to go to a private location, end the date.

Tell Friends and Family About Your Plans

Tell a friend or family member of your plans, including when and where you are going. Have your cell phone charged and with you at all times.

Be in Control of Your Transportation

We want you to be in control of how you get to and from your date so that you can leave whenever you want. If you are driving yourself, it is a good idea to have a backup plan such as a ride-share app or a friend to pick you up.

Know Your Limits

Be aware of the effects of drugs or alcohol on you. They can impair your judgment and your if your date tries to pressure you to use drugs or drink more than you’re comfortable with, hold your ground and end the date.

Don’t Leave Drinks or Personal Items Unattended

Know where your drink comes from and know where it is at all times.  Only accept drinks poured or served directly from the bartender or someone you trust. Many substances that are slipped into drinks to facilitate sexual assault are odorless, colorless, and tasteless. Also, keep your phone, purse, wallet, and anything containing personal information on you at all times.

If You Feel Uncomfortable, Leave

It’s okay to end the date early if you feel unsafe. In fact, it is encouraged. If your instincts are telling you something is off or you feel unsafe, ask the bartender or server for help.

Sexual Health & Consent

Protect Yourself

When used correctly and consistently, condoms can significantly reduce the risk of contracting and passing on STI’s . But, be aware of STIs like herpes or HPV that can be passed on through skin-to- skin contact. The risk of contracting some STIs can be reduced through vaccination.

Know Your Status

Not all STIs show symptoms. Don’t be in the dark about your sexual health. Stay on top of your health and prevent the spread of STIs by getting tested regularly.

Talk about It

Communication is everything: Before you get physically intimate with a partner, talk about sexual health and STIs.

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