Tan away kid, and yes lotion helps a lot. Especially if your not a pussy and get the shit with high “tingle” effect. It basically feels like your skin is going through a 3rd degree sunburn for a half hour to an hour after your done, but the color you get is much better and not to mention faster than withought. This will also keep you from having to tan every day, you can get away with a couple times a week, then once a week to keep your desired level.
Go online and buy a bottle of lation as it’s like 12-20 bucks for a decent one and it will last 30 uses or so.
And yes most young attractive horny girls are into a guy who has a nice deep tan, they actually never think of it in the way some guys do… like your a priss or something. They just want to touch your nice dark skin, … all of it.