Student Health:Condoms And Lubricants

Big “Thanks”to those Student Unions at various Universities,Community Colleges and Polytechnics who place bulk orders for their student population  prior to Spring Break and Orientation Weeks

Learning more about sex and sexual health can help you have safe, respectful, and enjoyable experiences.

In university, there are often expectations and assumptions about sex, sexuality, and what “everyone else is doing”.

What we know about sexual activity among Canadian university students1:

From<https://students.ubc.ca/health/health-topics/sex-sexual-health>

  • 32% of students report having no sexual partners in the past 12 months
  • 45% report having 1 sexual partner in the past 12 months
  • 23% of students report having 2 or more sexual partners in the past 12 months
  • Of those who reported having a sexual partner, 46.5% engaged in oral sex, 50.6% in vaginal sex, and 5.6% in anal sex in the last 30 days

NCHA, pg 10, 2016

Student Health is critical to any community.Once you participate in University life, you will be exposed to (and attracted to) a greater number of people than you would otherwise encounter.

Therefore, the risks can be greater as regards contracting an STD(Sexually Transmitted Disease), or STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection).

Preventing sexually transmitted infections

STIs can be transmitted via oral, vaginal, and anal sex. There are 4 ways to prevent STI transmission:

  1. Use a barrier
    Use a condom for vaginal, anal, or oral sex. External and internal condoms provide a barrier to prevent STIs from spreading. Oral dams can provide STI protection for oral sex and anal stimulation.
  2. Get vaccinated
    Contact your doctor to receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which protects against some strains of the HPV virus and Hepatitis A and B.
  3. Get tested
    Most STIs have no symptoms. Getting an STI test is the only way to know if you or a sexual partner have certain STIs. Talk to your doctor about what an STI test includes. If you test positive for an STI, your doctor will be able to recommend treatment options and can also refer you to support resources and services.

At most Universities, you may obtain further information about Sexual Health. Or,you may find information online regarding facilities/counselling services specific to your own community.