Sexual Health & Relationship Communication
Safer sex means being smart and staying healthy. It means showing concern and respect for your partner and yourself. Safer sex means enjoying sex to the fullest without transmitting, or acquiring sexually transmitted infections (STIs).– American College Health Association
About Our Office
If you have sexual health or relationship communication questions you've wanted to ask, but didn't know who to ask, we're here for you. We provide a safe, judgement free space for conversation about love, sex and relationships and give relevant information to help in makin informed choices that work for you.
You can schedule to meet with us or drop-in for any reason related to sexual health or relationships. To schedule, call 803-777-1835. We’ll return your call in 1 business day. Some of our most common topics are:
- Sexually transmitted infections (STI/Ds)
- Birth control (contraception)
- Condoms and other protection
- Talking with a partner
- Sexual orientation
- Gender identity and expression
STD/I and HIV Testing
Did you know? 1 in 2 sexually active young people will get an STI by the age of 25. Most won't know it. Make an appointment to get tested! We can help you through the process.
Free Safer Sex Supplies
Yes, we have FREE safer sex supplies, including external (traditionally referred to as “male”) and internal (traditionally referred to as “female”) condoms, dental dams, finger cots, and lubricant (including water-based, silicone, and flavored options).
If you are sexually active, using condoms consistently and correctly is the best way to protect yourself and your partner from unintended pregnancy and/or STI infections. Using condoms correctly can be done with ease, especially with practice. Want to make sure you are using your choice safer sex method correctly? You can get reliable, accurate information on both external and internal condoms by clicking.
Looking to find answers to the question “does size matter?” The answer isn’t what you think: click to see what we mean! Also, learn more about condoms and how to find the right one for you.
Education and Outreach
Our goal is to encourage a more sex-positive campus-community. To schedule a presentation or get resources to help us in this goal, complete a request form.
Other Campus and Community Resources
Women's Health at USC Student Health Services
Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention & Prevention
Counseling and Psychiatry
Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (includes LGBT programs)
Pharmacy in the Center for Health and Well-Being (where you can transfer you birth control prescription)
Birth Control options from SHS
Harriet Hancock LGBT Center
Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands
South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy