Take control of your sexual health! Learn about the services and educational resources we offer to help keep students healthy.
- Abstinence is the only 100% proven effective way not to get an STI
- Condoms used consistently and correctly can protect against STIs
- Free condoms, dental dams, and lubricant can be obtained at the Health Center
- At the Health Center, we offer testing, diagnosis and treatment for a variety of STIs, usually a simple urine test is all that is needed
- People of all genders should consider getting the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and Hepatitis B vaccines
Depending on what type of sex you are having and with whom, pregnancy may also be a concern. Using birth control can decrease the possibility of an unplanned pregnancy.
At the Health Center, a number of birth control methods are available for TU students:
- Birth control pills
- Emergency contraception (Plan B and Ella)
- Nuva Ring
- Depo-Provera shots
- Birth control education and counseling
- Talk to your partner(s) and get consent!
- Check the expiration date and make sure it hasn't passed. Expired condoms are more likely to break during use.
- Press the packaging between your fingers. If it feels pillowy and filled with air, it is good to use.
- Tear open the condom package from the corner using your hands. Do not use your teeth or scissors.
- Identify which way the condom unrolls. Use your fingers to feel that the roller up part of the condom is curled upward rather than under. If you don't put the condom on the correct way the first time, throw it out and get a new condom.
- Pinch the reservoir tip of the condom and place on the top of the erect penis or toy.
- Roll the condom all the way down to the base of the shaft, and smooth out any air bubbles.
- After sex, pull out while still erect, holding the base of the condom firmly.
- Slide off the condom and toss it in the trash (not the toilet).