1) Use Protection if having vaginal, oral or anal sex. It is important to use male condoms or female condoms in order to prevent both pregnancy and STI transmission. It is also a good idea to communicate with your partner about STIs and whether they are using another form of birth control. The SPARKS! office and Health Center hand out free condoms, and you can request safe sex supplies (male condoms, latex free condoms, female condoms, dental dams, and lubrication) online from the SPARKS! office here. You can also check out birth control options by clicking on the safe sex supplies below.
2) Get Tested for STIs. With as many as 1 in 2 adults having an STI and 1 in 4 college students getting STIs, it is important to get tested. Locations to get tested can be found on our STI page.