Healthy Sexuality

Sexual Health

Learning Outcomes

We intend that students who participate in Sexual Health Awareness programs will:

  • Know where to obtain support and resources pertaining to sexual health.
  • Make informed decisions regarding sexual wellbeing.
  • Understand the connection between sexual health and overall well-being.
  • Understand values, attitudes, and insights about sexuality.
  • Understand the basics about a variety of sexually transmitted infections (STIs.)
  • Know what STI tests and other resources are available at Denison.
  • Understand the types of contraception and safe sex.

Program Descriptions

The Whisler Center for Student Wellness encourages students to choose to engage in sexual behaviors that are in alignment with his/her own morals, values, and beliefs, including abstinence as a choice at any time. We offer programming and resources to empower students to choose health-enhancing behaviors by encouraging safer sex practices if a student decides to engage in sexual activity to reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections/diseases (STIs) and unplanned pregnancies.

Sex Education Training: Members of DASH and the Wellness Educators from Whisler participated in a peer Sex Education training. The training led by an Advocates for Youth Sex Education Trainer educated and trained the students on 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 The goal of this program is to 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.  Along with 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 provide students with multiple opportunities to engage critically in health topics, practice open and honest communication, learn new information, and of course have fun! DASH and Whisler Center partner with many organizations to offer programs.

Web Resources:

Student Sex Life

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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