Safer Sex Supplies

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The Wellness Hub is dedicated to providing sexual health education and reducing the transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). In partnership with the Maryland Department of Health (MHD), the Wellness Hub is providing STI prevention education and free safer sex supplies, such as external/internal condoms, lubricant, and dental dams.

When used consistently and correctly, condoms can reduce the risk of STIs. Yet, only 64.6 percent of graduate students reported using a condom or other protective barrier during their last instance of sexual activity, according to the American College Health Association’s National College Health Assessment 2018 survey. Many states including Maryland have implemented condom availability programs in schools, and research has shown that these programs improve condom usage among young adults.

Starting in October 2019, condoms and safer sex supplies will be available free of charge from the Wellness Hub. The bag of supplies will include instructional and health resource information. Further STI prevention education is available through our health initiatives and workshops.

Consent is BAE (before anything else).

Clear communication is vital to the health of any relationship, especially sexual interaction. Healthy relationships talk about boundaries, desires, and sex. Learning to set boundaries is a key skill set that everyone must learn and be clear about. Ask permission every time and wait to hear a clear and sober “YES” before any sexual activity. Remember, sex without consent is sexual assault.

 

Safer Sex Request Form

Looking to request safer sex supplies for you and your partner? Fill out the form completely. Once you complete the request, an email confirmation will be sent stating we have received your condom request order form. After a request is made, safer sex supplies will be available for pickup at the lockbox (SMC Campus Center, first-floor bathrooms) within approximately three to five business days. An email will provide you details to access the lockbox. Please note that by filling out this form you are giving us permission to email you back, if necessary.

Want to request safer sex supplies for your residence hall or office? Resident directors and office directors can receive safer sex supplies by filing out the online form and requesting them. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who can request condoms and other safe sex supplies?

UMB students are eligible to participate in this program. Also, offices that support student health and well-being are eligible to request safer sex supplies.

How do UMB students request condoms?

Condoms will be made available through our online request form on Oct. 1, 2019.

Who will supply condoms for the program?

The Maryland Department of Health will supply condoms to University of Maryland, Baltimore’s Wellness Hub office.

Will there be a cost to the UMB students?

There is no cost to the student. Condoms will be provided for free to UMB students.

Where can I find more information and resources about condom use and safe sex?

The Wellness Hub team will be able to answer any specific questions regarding safer sex supplies. Also, find more information on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

University of Maryland, Baltimore Resources:

Baltimore City Health Department Resources:

National Resources

LGBTQIA+ Sexual Health Resources

What are the UMB Sexual Assault Policies and Procedures? How do I report sexual misconduct?

University of Maryland, Baltimore Sexual Assault Policy and Laws:

Report Sexual Misconduct

To report an incident of sexual misconduct, please contact a member of the Title IX Compliance Team directly or file a report (anonymously if desired) through the UMB Ethics Point Hotline: Dial toll-free: 866-594-5220, or report online at Hotline. In case of emergency, please contact the local police at 911 or Campus Police at 711 (internal) or 410-706-3333 (external).