Sexual Health

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The World Health Organization defines sexual health as:

“…a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality; it is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction or infirmity. Sexual health requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence. For sexual health to be attained and maintained, the sexual rights of all persons must be respected, protected and fulfilled.” (WHO, 2006a)

See the links below for information and resources to support your sexual health!

Programs and Services

Battle of the Sexes (30 minutes)

Males and females go head-to-head in this highly interactive program. Each team is posed with various sexual health questions and physical challenges on the topics of STIs, birth control, sexual assault, healthy relationships, and resources. Test which sex comes out on top when it comes to healthy, safer sex!

CSI: College STI Investigation (30 minutes)

You’ve seen the show, now try the game with a sexual health twist! Use your sleuthing skills to follow the clues to correctly identify the guilty STI culprit of each case. In the meantime, you will learn about the signs, symptoms, and prevention methods of prevalent STIs.

Pillow Talk (30-45 minutes)

Two versions of this interactive sexual health program are available, one for females-only, and another gender-neutral version. Our most extensive sexual health program covers everything from STIs, to contraception, to on-campus resources. Video clips and demonstration help you to become a better, safer lover.

Sexual Health Jeopardy (30 minutes)

Based on the hit TV show, this version of Jeopardy is all about sexual health. Categories include Condom Sense, He Said/She Said, STIs, and Risky Business. Compete in team challenges to see who can answer the most trivia questions for the most points!

Sexual Health Games

Condoms! Displays! Flavored lube! Oh my! Let us add some more excitement to our programs with sexual health activities. Have a “Rubberware Party” where you can have fun with condoms in a whole new way! Fill ‘em, stretch ‘em, and test just how strong they can be! You can even attempt to put a condom on “Big Blue” with drunk goggles on. Feeling daring? See if you can correctly identify the correct flavor with a blind lube taste test. Who knew condoms could be so fun!?

What Is Love? (20 minutes)

From hook-ups to break-ups, this program focuses on healthy relationships. Friendships, dating, sex, and single living are discussed as video clips demonstrate the trials of relationships through college. Learn ways to make and maintain healthy, loving relationships during your time at Johns Hopkins.

Condom Sense

condom sense graphicCondom Sense is run through the CHEW office and is your supplier for discount condoms on campus! For just $4 per pack of 12, you can confidentially order Trojan or Durex brand condoms. Feeling adventurous? Try a variety pack to test out several brands, textures, and flavors of condoms. Order condoms online.

To request a program, complete the program request form.

Handy Websites

AIDSInfo

AIDSinfo is a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) project that offers the latest federally approved information on HIV/AIDS clinical research, treatment and prevention, and medical practice guidelines for people living with HIV/AIDS, their families and friends, health care providers, scientists, and researchers.

American Social Health Association

The American Social Health Association (ASHA) is recognized by the public, patients, providers, and policy makers for developing and delivering accurate, medically reliable information about STDs. Public and college health clinics across the United States order ASHA’s educational pamphlets and books to give to clients and students. Community-based organizations depend on ASHA, too, to help communicate about risk, transmission, prevention, testing, and treatment. This is where you will find the facts, the support, and the resources to answer your questions, find referrals, join support groups, and get access to in-depth information about sexually transmitted diseases.

It’s Your Sex Life

It’s Your Sex Life is MTV’s Emmy and Peabody Award-winning public information campaign to support young people in making responsible decisions about their sexual health. The campaign focuses on reducing unintended pregnancy, preventing the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV/AIDS, and open communication with partners and healthcare providers.

Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood is the nation’s leading sexual and reproductive health care advocate and provider. With more than 860 health centers nationwide, nearly five million women, men, and teens turn to us each year for essential services – services we provide regardless of income, marital status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or residence. Planned Parenthood offers high-quality health care, including birth control and family planning, gynecological care, STI/STD testing and treatment, pregnancy testing, and abortion services. Our providers prevent an estimated 617,000 unintended pregnancies annually, helping to ensure that everyone has the right to choose when or whether to have a child, and that every child is wanted and loved. We advocate for expanded access to these services, drawing on a base of 3.5 million activists and supporters. We also work with allies worldwide to ensure that all women and men have the right and the means to meet their sexual and reproductive health care needs.

Sexual Health Network

Sexual Health Network is dedicated to providing easy access to sexuality information, education, mutual support, counseling, therapy, healthcare, products and other resources for people with disabilities, illness, or natural changes throughout the lifecycle and those who love them or care for them.