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October 21st, 2014

Let’s talk about talking.

This year, loveWELL has expanded to be more inclusive of communication and the role it plays in fostering healthy relationships. No matter if it is long-term, one-month, or one-night, any relationship can benefit from healthy communication between partners.

Steer clear from the assumption that focusing on the physical somehow excludes building healthy relationships or that emphasizing the importance of communication doesn’t apply to those who choose to just hook up. The more open you are about what you want, like, or don’t like, the more fulfilling- both physically and emotionally- that relationship will be for you.


In the past, loveWELL resources were much more medical in nature, such as where to go for STI screenings or birth control. Now the campaign has expanded from being very focused on safe sex and STI prevention to being much broader in highlighting other resources that exist. For example, if someone feels that he or she has been either sexually assaulted or harmed in a relationship, that person can access counseling services at WELLWVU Carruth or other locations.

Did you know that 43 percent of dating college women report experiencing abusive dating behaviors including physical, sexual, tech, verbal, or controlling abuse?

Learn more about relationships.