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.

Submit question here

 

 

"The Wellness Check" Podcast

Join Mimi and Gigi each Wednesday and Friday for a conversation about Sexual Health and other wellness related topics.

Listen to the Podcast

 

 

Sexual Health Question/Answer Video Series

Watch Barrier Method QA Video

Watch Contraception QA Video

 

    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:

    • Condoms:
      • external lubricated
      • non-lubricated
      • larger
      • non-latex
      • ribbed & flavored
    • Receptive condoms
    • Dental dams
    • Flavored and unflavored lubricant

    Safer Sex Spots: Locations

    PLEASE NOTE: Many of our Safer Sex Spots are closed until further notice. Check out our Remote Programming Page for our online sexual health resources.