Sexual Health

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The Barnes Center at The Arch health and wellness team can assess, treat, educate and provide resources specific to sexual and reproductive health. If you are sexually active, be sure to talk to your health care provider about STI testing and contraceptive options that work best for your individual needs.

Explore the different sexual health services below:

These guidelines are for consensual sex and consent is required for all sexual interactions. If you are initiating sexual activity, you can make sure you have consent by remembering "Got Consent: Be SU.R.E" (Shared Understanding, Respect and Enthusiasm).

  1. COVID-19 spreads through fluids such as saliva and mucus, and most effectively when someone is within 6 feet of another individual. Although sexual transmission does not effectively transmit other coronaviruses through sex, we know that COVID-19 has been found in fecal matter and semen.
  2. The safest sex partner during this time is yourself. Practice masturbation, self-pleasure, having phone sex or virtual-intimate time with a partner, while you are physically not in the same space but can practice mutual masturbation or self-touch.
  3. Remember if you are using sex toys to make sure you are properly cleaning them. Learn helpful cleaning tips today!
  4. If you are having physical sexual interactions with others, the safest people are individuals that you are living with and have been practicing social distancing with. If you do have sex with other people, have as few partners as possible and practice protected sex.
  5. Do not have sex (especially kissing) if you or your partner(s) are not feeling well, have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to and told to self-isolate.
  6. It is important to consider if you or your partner(s) have medical conditions that increase the risk of contracting COVID-19. If so, you may want to avoid physical sexual interactions at this time.
  7. Remember you can get your safer sex supplies including condoms, lubricant, oral dams and hand protection from the Safer Sex Express. These orders are free and delivered directly to on campus residential mailboxes or available for pick-up at designated locations for off campus students.

For questions or for more information, please contact Barnes Center at The Arch Health Care by calling 315.443.8000.

  • Contraceptive Management
  • Pregnancy Counseling
  • Pregnancy Testing
  • Preventive Counseling
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health Examinations
  • Testing And Treatment For Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

  • Bystander Intervention
  • Consent
  • Preventive Education
  • Sexual and Relationship Violence

Request a sexual health education presentation or workshop, today!

Safer Sex Express is a no cost, sexual health supply ordering service for Syracuse University students. Students may order condoms, lubricants, oral dams and hand protection. Each order is placed in discrete packaging to ensure student's privacy. Students can access the Safer Sex Express Order Form via the Wellness Portal by selecting "Health Supplies."

Students living in a residence hall may have their order delivered directly to their mailbox.

Students living in off-campus housing may pick up their orders at the Barnes Center at The Arch on the designated shelf in front of the Health Promotion office, across from the Pharmacy. Orders will be organized by alphabetical order with the students first name and SU I.D.

Supplies Available

External Condoms

  • Lifestyles brand lubricated condoms including Assorted Colors, Latex Free and Ultra-Sensitive.
  • Trojan brand lubricated condoms.
  • Non-lubricated condoms also available.
  • Lager-sized condoms available by using promo code "MAGNUM."

Internal Condoms

  • FC2 Internal Condom designed to be used for vaginal or anal play (when inner ring is removed).

Lubricants

  • Water-based including ID Glide and ONE brands and safe to use with all condoms.
  • Silicone-based including ONE brands and safe to use with all condoms. (Please note that silicone lubricant is not compatible with silicone sex toys.)

Oral Dams

  • Lixx brand measuring approximately 7 by 5 inches.
  • Sheer Glyde brand measuring approximately 10 by 6 inches.

Hand Protection

  • Latex-free gloves in sizes small, medium and large.
  • Finger cots made of premium quality latex.