Healthy Sexuality

A Sex Positive Culture.

At Denison we make a concerted and collaborative effort to maintain a Sex Positive culture. Sex positivitity is about embracing sexuality as a very important part of who you are. It means maintaining a healthy attitude towards having sex — or not — and valuing it given your individual needs. Sex positivity also embraces the idea of being sexually educated and staying safe. Sex positivity helps students celebrate healthy sexual relationships, diversity within those relationships, bodily autonomy, and empowers individuals to control their own sex life.

Sexual Health Programs – contact Heather Borland (

  • Sex Education Training: Members of Denison Advocates for Sexual Health (DASH) and wellness educators participate in a peer Sex Education training. The training gives information about sexual anatomy, STI’s and HIV, contraception, consent, LGBTQ health and how to train other students and/or offer sexual health programs on campus.
  • Let’s Talk about Sex Program: Create a sex-positive campus culture by: providing student-friendly, medically-accurate health information; role-playing enthusiastic consent; and promoting campus and community-based resources. Plus condom relay races and free contraceptives!
  • Sex Under the Influence: A program focusing on the alcohol and sex, how alcohol affects our decision making and the consequences of having sex under the influence.
  • Sex Week: A week of sex-positive programs that focus on sexuality and relationships. The collaborative programs give you multiple opportunities to engage critically in health topics, practice open and honest communication, learn new information, and of course have fun! DASH and The Wellness Center at Whisler Hall partner with many organizations to offer programs.
  • GLOVEBOX: is a subscription service provided by The Wellness Center that delivers boxes of safer sex supplies to students. It is a free service for Denison students, and those who order the boxes can pick them up in their Slayter Box.
    *Disclaimer: We will not share your information, but this service will be handled by student employees and employees in the mail room in order to receive it in your mailbox.

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Contact Us


Please call 740-587-6200 and press #1 to schedule an appointment with a member of our medical or behavioral staff

*Given demand for student appointments, we ask that you cancel any appointment you are unable to attend.

Counseling “Walk-in Hour”:

No appointment necessary
Monday through Friday
11:30 am - 12:30 pm.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

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