Welcome to the Safer Sex Express! This service is for Resident Advisors (RAs) and groups (Greek chapters, student organizations, etc.) to request a larger supply of safer sex supplies at no cost to make available for their residents or group members. After requesting, safer sex supplies will be available for pick-up within approximately 3-5 business days at the front desk of the Student Health Center (first floor) between 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Requestors will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm that their request was received and is ready for pick-up.Upon your arrival to the Student Health Center, you will first be screened for COVID-19. If you are cleared, then you can inform the front desk receptionist that you have requested safer sex supplies through the online form. Then, they will provide you with your bag of requested supplies.
To request safer sex supplies, click the Safer Sex Express Request Form link below and login with your CatID and password.
Sex and COVID-19: GET THE FACTS!
At a time when people are looking to stay entertained during physical distancing, the question is -- can I still have sex? Is it safe? GET THE FACTS below!
While COVID-19 is not a sexually transmitted infection, intimate activities that involve being physically close to someone, coming into contact with their spit - like kissing - can easily spread COVID-19.
- The safest sex partner you can have is yourself.
- The safest sexual partners are people who already live with you. It’s best to avoid physical contact, including sex, with anyone who doesn’t live with you.
- If you do choose to engage in sexual activity, make sure to use condoms and dental dams to help protect you and your partners from sexually transmitted infections. Dental dams and condoms may also help prevent the spread of COVID-19 during oral sex by preventing contact with spit. And using condoms during vaginal and anal sex may help prevent the spread of COVID-19 through things like feces and semen, if it turns out the virus can be spread that way (but scientists still don’t know if it can).
- It’s important to wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds before and after you have sex.
- You and your partner can also wear masks.
Visit the following resources for more information regarding safer sex during COVID-19:
- COVID-19 and Your Sexual Health from Planned Parenthood
- COVID-19 and Your Sexual Health from Fenway Health
- Sex and COVID-19 - American Sexual Health Association
- Sex and Coronavirus (COVID-19) from Avert
- Prevention, Relationships, Accessing Services, and LGBTQ+ Youth from the National Coalition for Sexual Health
- SEX AND COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
- Safer Sex and COVID-19 guidelines from New York City Health Department
- Intimacy, sex, and COVID-19 from Harvard Health
Feel free to print and display our “Safer Sex During COVID19” graphics with your safer sex supplies!