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The Hook-up Truck: A Hotel Room on Wheels

Say what? For those looking for a quick, steamy hook-up without the hassle and awkwardness of trying to get busy in the back of a car, The Hook-up Truck is here to help.

This “modern dating solution for safe sexual adventuring” is a box truck that can be rented for dispatch or pre-booking for festivals, weddings or holiday parties. It also features temperature control, complimentary birth control and STD preventatives and a camera-ready option.

According to SF Weekly, the truck can be rented through the website for $75 for 30 minutes if you come to the truck’s scheduled location, or $150 for 30 minutes when the truck comes to you. Users also need be at least 21 years old and register online with a credit card.

The mobile hotel room was created by artist Spy Emerson, who came up with the idea after being introduced to the hook-up site Grindr. She says that visitors should “think of the Hook-up Truck as if it were a cross between a taxi and a cheap motel.” Emerson also explained that the truck is part of a larger art project. 

“I will be photographing our experience, and any willing volunteers who use the truck and want to be a part of the exhibition,” she says. “I plan to mount an exhibition of photos, film and the truck itself at the end of the year.”

As of now, the truck is located in San Francisco, but it may also be parked at the Electric Daisy Carnival, Coachella and Art Basel in Miami.

Kelsey is a junior at The Ohio State University where she majors in Journalism. She serves as an Editorial Intern and Contributing Writer for Her Campus, and also writes for U lala. Her hobbies include loitering in cafés, watching '80s movies, and obsessing over British boys with perfect hair. After graduation, Kelsey hopes to work for a fashion magazine or lifestyle publication. You can follow Kelsey on Twitter (@kelseypomeroy) and Instagram (@kelseypomeroy).
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