Sexual health and wellness

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. 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.

Sexual Violence Prevention

It's on Us student organization 

It's On Us is a social movement created by Barack Obama and White House Council on Women and Girls to raise awareness and fight against sexual assault on college campuses for both men and women. On the WSU Campus, we are working to become knowledgeable in the challenges surrounding sexual assault on campus, create preventional and educational tools, and provide a safe space for survivors of all ages, genders, and sexualities to share their experiences.

Looking Out Raising Awareness in the D (LORAD)

RAD self defense classes

The WSUPD offers training in Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Systems throughout the year for members of the university community. This interactive training provides a number of helpful self-defense techniques to protect women and men in the event of an attack.

RAD Systems is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques. A comprehensive course, RAD begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance while progressing to the basics of hands-on self-defense. The RAD program is taught nationwide, and its widespread acceptance is primarily due to the ease, simplicity and effectiveness of RAD tactics, solid research, legal defensibility and unique teaching methodology.

W'SUP – Wayne State University Prevention Team

313-826-9604

Dedicated to providing quality sexual health services to underserved, high risk youth and young adults of color (ages of 13-29) in the Detroit metropolitan area. 

Contraceptives, Consent, and Communication

Campus Health Center

5285 Anthony Wayne Dr.
313-577-5041

Visit the Campus Health Center to take adventage of the following:

  • Free HIV testing and free Gonorrhea/Chlamydia testing for students who meet program criteria
  • Condom Club
  • Contraception counseling
  • Sexual health counseling and education
  • Offer all three doses of the HPV vaccine

The Campus Health Center carries the below vaccines:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Polio
  • Typhoid
  • Yellow Fever
  • Varicella
  • Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
  • Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR)
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis (TDap)
  • Meningitis (ACW-Y)
  • Meningitis B (Trumenba only)
  • Pneumococcal (Pneumonia)

"Know your status: STDs are common but can be prevented"

What is consent?

When engaging in sexual activity, consent is about communication. It needs to be a verbal, willing and clear agreement to engage in sexual activity free from the influence of coercion, threats, force or incapacitation due to alcohol or other drugs.

Consent needs to happen every time. Giving consent for one activity, one time, does not mean giving consent for increased or recurring sexual contact. For example, agreeing to kiss someone doesn't give that person permission to remove the other person's clothes. Having sex with someone in the past doesn't give that person permission to have sex with the other person again in the future.

Ten ways to ask for consent and communicate throughout physical a/o sexual encounters:

  1. Can I kiss you?
  2. Do you want to have sex with me?
  3. Are you okay with …?
  4. Would you like if we did …?
  5. How do you feel about …?
  6. Is everything okay?
  7. Are you uncomfortable?
  8. Do you want to keep going?
  9. Would you like to do something else?
  10. Can you tell me when you want me to stop?

Download the consent worksheet to test your knowledge. Email your answers to rai@wayne.edu.