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Sexual Health

Our Goal

To provide the University of Wyoming with a more inclusive, safe, and knowledgeable culture on what sexual health is and the resources available. We connect with other organizations all over campus to give the school’s community more access to the health they deserve. We also work with the No More Coalition and Green Dot to prevent violence on campus. 

Creating Boundaries

In any relationship, boundaries are a healthy concept to incorporate. However, they can be difficult to set. By having boundaries, it can allow you to have higher self-esteem, help save some of your emotional energy, and help one feel more independent. First, define your boundaries. What values are important to you, understand that you have human rights and deserve to be treated as such, and finally what feels important to you. Secondly, to bring these boundaries to life, be assertive. Being assertive can be scary but learning to say “no” can make the difference in your own emotional needs. And of course, remember to recognize and respect others’ boundaries as well.

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STD & STI Testing and Reproductive Resources

Contraception Resources

  • The Wellness Center

  • Student Health Service

  • Knight Hall Food Pantry

  • Green Dot Sexual Health Events

Period Product Resources

  • Wyoming Union restrooms

  • Health Sciences restrooms

  • Knight Hall Food Pantry

Genderbread Person

Would you like to know more about the difference between sex and gender identity? Check out the Genderbread Person for a teaching tool that breaks "the big concept of gender down into bite-sized, digestible pieces".

Genderbread Person

Myths vs Truth

  • Myth: Condoms = Safe Sex

    • Truth: If condoms are used correctly and do not break, it can increase the preventative measures for safe sex.

  • Myth: Men who have sex with men are the only ones who get HIV

    • Truth: Anyone can contract HIV regardless of orientation.

  • Myth: Women must reach orgasm for sex to be pleasurable

    • Truth: If both parties are consenting and enjoying themselves, that is a successful experience!

  • Myth: Real life sex is like pornography.

    • Truth: Pornography is paid actors and can be unrealistic.

  • Myth: Everyone is having sex.

    • Truth: Sex is a personal decision and should be respected. If you don’t want to have sex, that is okay and if you do want to, that is also okay.

The Circles of Human Sexuality

Sensuality: The awareness and feeling of one’s own bodies and the bodies of others. It encompasses body image, pleasure, satisfaction, fantasy, and attraction. It is another way of connecting with yourself and others.

Sexual Intimacy: Being close to another person in an emotional and physical aspect. Parts of this include caring and vulnerability.

Sexual Identity: Another understanding of our individual selves. It ranges from gender identity, gender roles, and sexual orientation. To learn more on these topics, check out the Genderbread Person!

Reproduction & Sexual Health: A combination of information and an individual’s own feelings on the matter. For example, information on the male and female reproductive systems and the anatomy of these systems. Another aspect of this are feelings, sex itself, and reproduction.

Sexualization: Things such as flirting, seduction, harassment, rape, and incest are all examples of things that can manipulate and harm another human being. It is important to be aware of these things in order to avoid them and create safe spaces for others.

All these tie back into power and agency. By understanding these topics, we can be informed in our decisions.

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Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-5586

Fax: (307) 766-6720

Email: rec@uwyo.edu

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