Health Promotion Office
Safe Sex Express Order Form
What is the Safe Sex Express?
The Safe Sex Express (formerly known as the Condom Express) is a program that delivers safer sex supplies and information to Rochester students’ CMC boxes. The program was created by students on the UR Student Health Advisory Committee (URSHAC) in the spring of 2015. Since then the Express has made over 1200 deliveries!
Here are a few things the program strives for:
- To provide anonymous and cost-free access to safer sex supplies such as condoms, lube, and dental dams.
- To provide information on topics such as proper condom use, consent, and STI testing.
- To increase utilization across all Rochester communities, including first year students, LGBTQ+ students, and Eastman School of Music students.
How does it work?
Any Rochester student can place an order using our request form. Options include:
- External condoms (AKA male condoms)
- Internal condoms (AKA female condoms)
- Water-based lubricant
- Dental dams
If our supplies permit, we are also able to fulfill special requests such as latex-free condoms.
Order requests are checked and fulfilled twice weekly by our student team of Safe Sex Express workers. You’ll receive your supplies and sexual health information in a discreet package delivered to your CMC box within 5-7 business days.
Why is this program important?
The need for the Safe Sex Express program is supported by the University of Rochester’s 2017 National College Health Assessment results:
- 61% of students had at least one sexual partner within the last 12 months.
- Of those sexually active students, only about 50% always used a condom during intercourse.
- Almost 20% of sexually active female students used emergency contraception within the last 12 months.
How can I learn more about safer sex practices?
- Visit our Relationships & Sex resources
- Learn how to properly put on a condom.
- Get the details on STDs and STIs.
- See what consent looks like in real world situations.
The Safe Sex Express program is closed for the semester. If you are in need of safe sex supplies, including condoms, internal condoms, dental dams, and lube, please visit UHS. Free supplies are available in the waiting room on the first floor or in the Health Promotion Office (temporarily located in the basement of the UHS beginning May 20, 2019). You can also find a variety of supplies at your local pharmacy.
Our order form will be available again in September.