Sexual Health Promotion at Western
Western offers a variety of programs and services designed to help students experience their sexuality and sexual relationships in ways that are empowered, healthy, positive, and pleasurable.
Find out how to order free safe sex supplies by mail. PLEASE NOTE: Pleasure Package fulfillment will resume at the start of fall quarter 2022.
Read about our Western Wears sexual health education campaign.
Learn about sexual health services available at the Student Health Center (including STI testing & birth control).
What Is Sexual Health?
Sexual health is a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality; it is not merely the absence of disease or dysfunction. Sexual health requires a positive and 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. (Source: World Health Organization)
- Individuals and society benefit from open, honest communication and positive attitudes about sexuality.
- The self-determined and joyous expression of one's own sexuality, in ways that are non-coercive, non-exploitive and responsible, is central to being fully human.
- All people deserve access to information they need to make their own informed decisions about sexuality, without shame or fear.