Whether or not to pursue a hookup

It seems like many of the negative experiences I hear about and I’ve had personally revolve around trying to hook up with someone you don’t know all that well. I’m wondering whether it’s even worth pursuing sex with someone you don’t know well. This seems to be a block for me when I get into situations where it’s a possibility I don’t know whether to go for it or try to avoid it. Part of me says to hold back and avoid a sticky situation and another part wants me to not make it a big deal and just try to have fun.

I say go for it and have fun! No one experts the same