Sexual Health at HPW:
Our goal is to create a sex positive culture for SF Students and provide them with the tools and resources necessary for them to make informed decisions about their sexual health.
We do this by:
- Access to FREE safer sex supplies, such as external & internal condoms, lube, and dental dams
- Health educators available to answer questions in a variety of health areas
- A variety of on & off campus resources regarding sexual health and other health areas
Sexual Health Programs
Condom Caboose is our mobile sex education station that offers a variety of condoms, lubes, and other safer sex supplies for free! Can’t make it to the Condom Caboose? Check out our Condom Dispenser in the Cesar Chavez lobby next to the ATMs and across the locker rooms in the Mashouf Wellness Center for more free condoms! View a rubric of the Safer Sex Supplies we have available!
Menstruation Station is a new program being offered in Spring 2020. Students can pick up free tampons and pads and can learn about tips for managing PMS and other educational information.
STI Testing Van: San Francisco AIDS Foundation offers free testing for sexually transmitted infections, including gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, HIV, and Hepatitis C on-campus.
You can reduce your chances of contracting or transmitting an STI (Sexually Transmitted Infections) or STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease) by practicing safer sex through the use of barrier methods such as condoms and dental dams, getting tested regularly, testing in between sexual partners, and having open communication about sex with your partner(s). To learn more, visit Quick Guide to STIs and STDs.
SF State community groups, organizations, and departments can request free condoms, lube, and sexual health information for their programs, events, and classes.
Whether it’s your first time having sex, a random hook up, or getting down with a long time partner, talking about sex can be difficult. Verbal communication is essential for obtaining sexual consent so talking about sex should be a normal part of every sexual encounter. For a healthier sex life, try practicing the tips below.
LGBTQ Definitions: A list of terms & definitions regarding gender identity, gender expression, sexuality, and more.
Check out safer sex options, On-Campus and Off-Campus resources for Sexual Health!
Sexual Health Workshops
Attend an Open Workshop: Health Promotion & Wellness offers a variety of open workshops each semester. Feel free to drop-in to any workshop.
Request a Workshop: Health Promotion & Wellness provides free workshops to the SF State Community. Please submit a request at least three weeks in advance of the date requested.
In a world of social media, dating apps, and sexting, sexual communication is forever evolving. This workshop covers how consent can be sexy, verbal and non-verbal communication styles, and how to navigate sexting as a form of sexual communication.
Engaging in a relationship should be fun and exciting! This workshop highlights ways people can work toward building healthy bonds and explores how less recognized forms of control lead to unhealthy and even abusive relationships.
From consent and communication, to barrier methods and testing, our sexual health educator provides an overview of safer sex practices and is ready to answer your questions about sex and intimacy and making sex safer for you and your partners.
The pill, patch, ring, shot, implant, IUD, the list goes on! Join this workshop to learn the buzz birth control options. We will explore how each method works, their pros and cons, and how each method can cater to different needs and lifestyles. We will also discuss emergency contraception myths and facts as well as the benefits of dual birth control options like condoms and birth control.