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Sexual Health


Educational Resources

For Sexual Health

The American Sexual Health Association (ASHA) defines sexual health as the ability to embrace and enjoy our sexuality throughout our lives. It is an important part of our physical and emotional health. Being sexually healthy means:

  • Understanding that sexuality is a natural part of life and involves more than sexual behavior.

  • Recognizing and respecting the sexual rights we all share.

  • Having access to sexual health information, education, and care.

  • Making an effort to prevent unintended pregnancies and STDs and seek care and treatment when needed.

  • Being able to experience sexual pleasure, satisfaction, and intimacy when desired.

  • Being able to communicate about sexual health with others including sexual partners and healthcare providers.

For more information, visit ASHA’s site.

On-Campus Resources

There's plenty to learn about in the world of sexual health. Expand your understanding of sexual wellness topics even further by visiting the resources listed below or browse the materials we provide lower on this page.

Broaden Your Knowledge

Learn about sexual wellness to make well-informed decisions about your health.

What Is Sex?

Learn WELLWVU's goals for sex education and watch an informative TED Talk defining sex through metaphor.

Understand the meaning and importance of consent in sexual situations.


Learn about types of STIs, symptoms of common infections, and how to be tested for them.

Safer Sex

Learn ways to lessen your risk of STIs, engage in sexual activity in a healthier way, and care for the wellbeing of you and your partner(s).

Spectrum of Risk

Not all sexual activities carry the same level of risk. Understand the levels of risk associated with various activities.


Not everyone chooses to engage in sexual activity. Understand abstinence to decide if it is a right fit for you.


No matter how you choose to engage sexually, it is vital that healthy communication is taking place between partners.

Correct Condom Use

Learn the proper way to store, size and use condoms, to maximize their contraceptive-effectiveness and STI-prevention.

Hormonal Contraception

Learn about the different types of hormonal contraception, how they are used and their effectivenes.

Emergency Contraception

See what options exist for emergency contraception, and get the information you need to make a decision that works for you.

Condom Caravan

The WELLWVU Condom Caravan is a wellness program that promotes the education of barrier method contraception on campus. Learn how you can get access to these contraceptive products.


Related Programs

WELLWVU offers a variety of educational programs to be presented to groups of students. Read about sexual health programs we offer, like the Condom Caravan which provides information about barrier method contraceptives.

See Sexual Health Programs

Sexual Health WellCasts

In this featured WELLCast you'll learn about the initiatives of the Women's Resource Center and how you may be able to get involved. Watch other sexual health educational videos from the WELLWVU team by visiting their YouTube Channel linked below.

Visit the WELLWVU YouTube Channel

External Resources

For more information about sexual wellness, visit these helpful outside resources.