Welcome to the Sexual Health homepage of FSU's Center for Health Advocacy and Wellness.
According to the World Health Organization, sexual health is: "...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."
Basic Steps to Sexual Health:
- Know Your STI/HIV status
- Get and Give Consent with your partner(s)
- Avoid using alcohol and other drugs before and during sexual intercourse
- Have regular medical check-ups, annual exams
- Communicate with your partner about safer sex issues including barrier methods and/or birth control methods.
Some Important FSU Sex Stats:
- 27.5% of FSU undergrads had no sexual partners last year
- 48.1% had 1-2 sexual partners
- 24.4% had 3 or more sexual partners
- 67.6% of sexually active undergraduates used a condom last time they had sex
- 72.8% of all undergraduates have never been tested for HIV
- (This data comes from the NCHA-ACHA Spring 2015 data)
- Lower Your Risk of STIs and Unwanted Pregnancy
- Continuum of Risk
- There are varying levels of risk for STIs/Pregnancy involved with sexual activities.
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