Western Wears is a Prevention and Wellness Services campaign to educate and empower Western students to live sexually healthy lives by promoting condom use and safe sex.
National, state, and local data shows that people ages 18 to 24 have the highest rates of STIs compared to any other age group. While not all Western students are sexually active, sex is a part of life for most people and we want students to be prepared to be safe and have a good time whenever it happens.
Western Wears Condoms
Condoms are the most common and effective form of protection against STIs during sexual activity. They are easy to obtain, easy to use, and when used correctly, highly effective at preventing STIs and pregnancy. They have lots of other benefits as well. But don't just take our word for it—read what our spokes-condoms have to say.
"We come in all colors, shapes, and sizes!"Stretch
Condoms have many uses, and there are so many types to choose from—flavored, ribbed, slim-fit, and more. You can even turn one into a dental dam! Have fun exploring what you like best.
Even if you’re waiting, it’s good to be ready!Willy
Not everyone is doing it. In fact, a lot of Western students aren't sexually active. Until you decide it's the right time for you, you can still be prepared with protection to stay safe and healthy.
“It’s sexy to play safe!”Surely
Using protection makes it easier to relax and have a good time, and it shows you care about yourself and your partner. Now that's sexy!
“Even if it’s awkward, be brave and bring it up!”Slick
Not sure what to say to your partner? Try:
- “I always use condoms—yours or mine?”
- “I love how condoms make sex last longer so we can take our time.”
- “I want us both to feel good and not be worried about anything.”
Where To Get Safe Sex Supplies at Western
Various types of condoms and other safe sex supplies are available to students for free at locations throughout campus, including:
- Prevention and Wellness Services (OM 560)
- Student Health Center (2001 Bill McDonald Pkwy)
- Counseling Center (OM 540)
- Residence halls (ask your RA!)
- Womxn’s Identity Resource Center (VU 514)
- Queer Resource Center (VU 515)
How to Turn a Condom into a Dental Dam
If you need a dental dam for oral sex, you can easily make one using a condom and a pair of scissors. Here's how:
How to Turn a Latex or Nitrile Glove into a Dental Dam
If you don't have a condom handy, you can also make a dental dam out of a disposable latex or nitrile glove. Here's how: