What is sexual health?

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines sexual health as "the state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being related to sexuality; it is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction and infirmity. Sexual health requires a positive, respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence. For sexual health to be attained and maintained, the sexual rights of all persons must be respected, protected and fulfilled."

For questions about the Safer Sex Spots and other sexual health resources, please contact:

Amanda Stevens, MPH
Sexual Health Coordinator
email: safersex@oregonstate.edu

Have a general question about sexual health?

Submit your questions about sexual health here. Then, check the Barometer weekly to see if our sexual health team has chosen your question to answer.

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    Safer Sex Spots: Products

    Don't want to break the bank on barrier methods? Curious what condoms and other barriers are available on campus? You can find the following products at Safer Sex Spots throughout campus:

      • External lubricated, non-lubricated, larger, and non-latex condoms

      • Receptive/Internal condoms
      • Dental dams
      • Finger cots
      • Flavored and unflavored lubricant

      Safer Sex Spots: Locations

      • All Student Health Services clinic locations:
        • PlagemanStudent Health, third floor waiting room
        • TebeauHall Same-day Clinic
        • SHS@Dixon at Dixon Recreation Center
      • DCE Cultural Resource Centers
        • Asian & Pacific Cultural Center
        • Centro Cultural César Chávez
        • Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Cneter
        • Native American Longhouse EenaHaws
        • Pride Center
        • Hattie Redmond Women & Gender Center