Hook-Up Truck is Here: A Mobile Spot for a Quickie

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Get kinky anywhere you want!

Forget about finding a place in the alley or the backseat of a car (who even has a car in S.F.!), there's a new place to hook up.

The recently launched Hook-Up Truck is roaming City streets, providing a place to get kinky.

The brain child of conceptual artist Spy Emerson, the idea came to her during a long car ride with Flora Goodtyme of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, and Dixie De La Tour of Bawdy Storytelling. During this trip she was introduced to the hook-up site Grindr, and talk turned to how these hook-ups could happen anywhere -- that's when the plan for a mobile hook-up site struck.

"The idea for a mobile hotel room hit me like a ton of bricks, and then I had hours and hours and hours to sit in the car and consider it," says Emerson.

Between that car ride in December and three-weeks ago, when the truck hit the streets, Emerson was readying the "mobile hotel room," for its debut. Those who go for a romp on this ride can expect a kinky-good time in an art piece. While on the outside the truck is covered in artistic graffiti, inside the one-room-truck people can expect to see a usable art space.

"Inside, there is one small room concealed within the back of the box truck, disguised to be a pile of cardboard boxes. The room interior is designed to be fancy and minimal both, with the focus on usability, and keeping it clean," says Emerson. "[The room also contains] hand painted wall paper, and special lighting, mirrors, air filtration, temp control, and camera capabilities are are the highlights of the room. Though, in the room there is no furniture, only a bar, strap, and bench."

Emerson says visitors should, "think of the Hook-Up Truck as if it were a cross between a taxi and a cheap motel."

She has a 30 minute max for users, so it's more of a wam, bam, thank you ma'am (or man) type of experience than any sort of prolonged visit. So partners need to cut out that cuddling -- that can be left to the outdoors. Users also need be 21-plus, and register for use online with a credit card.

So who is hooking up in the truck? Emerson notes the truck is making a stop downtown for one woman's "afternoon delight," and that it'll be parked at the Folsom Street Fair, and perhaps the Electric Daisy Carnival, Coachella, and Art Basel in Miami as well.

Personal reservations can be made through the truck's site (hookuptruck.org) at $75 for 30 minutes (when you come to the truck's scheduled location), and $150 for 30 (when the truck comes to you, and this must be within in S.F.); if visitors make a large mess, there is an additional fee. For events, it's $2,500 per party rental (five hours of rental time, including truck, staff for hosting guests, and cleaning services), and event reservations can be made by emailing Emerson at hookuptruck@gmail.com.

Emerson also notes 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," says Emerson. "I plan to mount an exhibition of photos, film, and the truck itself at the end of the year."

So if you're looking for a spot to hook-up, keep your eyes peeled for the truck!

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52 comments
vanderleun
vanderleun

Look at it this way. It'll keep gay sex off the cable cars and back in the truckers seats like it should be.

vanderleun
vanderleun

Best target for a Molotov cocktail ever.

TracyF
TracyF

Its better than a few places I've...ummm.... nevermind....

Quinn Mercado
Quinn Mercado

think of the children (or aborted), conceived the sex truck. let's not.

Satya Soleil
Satya Soleil

Yet another DISGUSTING way to spread all sorts of STI's - especially those, like Herpes, where a condom doesn't matter.

Randolph408
Randolph408

This is too premeditated imo... like going to a hotel. IMO part of the fun of a quicky is being spontaneous and making the best of your surroundings when the urge strikes, wherever you are. The excitement, the thrill, chance of getting caught, etc. That's my definition of a great quickie.

John LaForgia
John LaForgia

Like the Power Exchange, do what you wanna do and remember to bring condoms, but don't come crying when it all goes south.

Katie McCarthy
Katie McCarthy

Jeanie Haddox just saying..pop up park...and pop up ""

Kevin John Rodriguez
Kevin John Rodriguez

Veronica Monje lmao! I know SF is pretty liberal but this tops it off. I'm dying of laughter.

Steve Manciet
Steve Manciet

That's one of the things wrong with are declining society! sheesh??

Rock Belt
Rock Belt

Can get a regular room at those rates and could cuddle all night (which is better anyway).

Brandi Woods
Brandi Woods

Oh, San Francisco. You are a rare breed.

Oney Temple
Oney Temple

having sex in a random box truck, how romantic.

TracyF
TracyF

Hey!  What happened to that "Post anonymously" button!!!?

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