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 ask, but didn't know who to ask, we're here for you. We provide a safe space for you talk and get information so you can make 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 male and female condoms, dental dams, finger cots, and lubricant. We supply a variety of brands of condoms that are not only FREE but also proven safe.
If you are sexually active, using condoms consistently and correctly is the best way to protect yourself and your partner. Make sure you know the 10 Steps to Using Male and Female Condoms
Learn more about condoms and how to find the right one for you: http://healthyheels.org/2012/04/25/condom-effectiveness-whats-brand-name-got-to-do-with-it/
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 Care at USC Student Health Services
Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention & Prevention
Counseling and Psychiatry
Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (includes LGBT programs)
Pharmacy at the Thomson Student Health Center (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