We all care about protecting ourselves and the ones we love. For sexually active people that means practicing safer sex. We can use it to reduce our risk of getting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and experiencing unplanned pregnancies.
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. It lets us protect ourselves—and our partners—while we enjoy sex play with them.
Prevention and Testing
For those that are sexually active, condoms are 98 percent effective in preventing unplanned pregnancy and STI and HIV transmission. The Escambia County Health Department provides UWF with free condoms for all students. They can be found in the condom machines, provided by SGA in the restrooms of these locations:
- Argo Galley, Bldg. 22
- Library, Bldg. 32 (1st floor)
- ITS Lab, Bldg. 79
- Health, Leisure and Sports Facility, Bldg. 72
- Wellness Center, Bldg. 960 (upstairs)
HIV Testing Information
Student Health Services offers HIV testing services to currently enrolled students. There are also off-campus options in the Pensacola area. Escambia County Department of Health's brochure provides additional information about programs and costs associated with HIV testing and treatment.
Safer Sex Resources
Safer sex is for responsible people who care about their and their partners' pleasure and health. Communication and respect are key elements of safer sex. Visit some of these great resources for additional information: