Sexual Health

Regular sexual health screenings and exams can help protect your health and your partners’ health. Regular STI screenings are important if you are sexually active, because a person can have an STI and not have any symptoms. Screenings allow infections to be found and treated early and can help prevent more serious problems from developing. Student Health Services offers a variety of services to help students maintain their sexual health:

Mason RAs and RSOs can submit the online Safer Sex Condom Request Form to request external condoms, dental dams, and lubrication for building residents or event attendees. Individual Mason students can pick up free external condoms at the Student Health Clinic in SUB 1 during operating hours.

Healthy Sexuality

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.” The American Sexual Health Organization has great information about healthy relationships and sexuality. Whitman-Walker Clinic and the Human Rights Campaign created a comprehensive resource, Safer Sex for Trans Bodies, for those who identify as transgender and their partners.

Sexual or Interpersonal Violence

If you are a victim or survivor of sexual or interpersonal violence, you have options and there is support available. The Mason Student Support and Advocacy Center operates a 24/7 hotline (703-380-1434) or contact their office (SUB I, room 3200) for information about your options, support and assistance. The Fairfax County 24-hour Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline can be reached at 703-360-7273 or TTY 711.

Student Health Services can assist a survivor of sexual or interpersonal violence who may have questions about their health, provide medical care, and if the survivor wishes, connect them with resources.