Sex (and Consent)
- Nope! In fact, 33 percent of college students report having no sexual partners in the past year, and another 42 percent report having had only one sexual partner in the past year. (ACHA-National College Health Assessment)
- College can be a time to experiment, but it doesn’t mean you have to experiment! Take a minute to think through what is important to you, what you are comfortable with, and what you want to experience.
- Protect yourself. Whatever your choices are about sex, stay safe. Talk to your partner about what your needs, wants, and expectations are. Ask about contraceptives – the main purpose of The Pill is to prevent pregnancy, while condoms and dental dams prevent pregnancy and sexually-transmitted infections. Always make sure you and your partner are on the same page.
- Set boundaries. Think about what is and is not okay for you, what you are comfortable with, and what you would like to get out of any relationship you engage in (romantic or otherwise). Then, share your thoughts and boundaries with your partner so everyone is in the loop.
- Consent is sexy. The absence of a “No” is not a “Yes.” Love. Sex. Safely.