Sexual Health

Sexual Health

The Gender and Sexuality Center is the distributor of safer sex supplies on UNL campus. We are committed to educating the UNL community on safer sex practices.

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Safer Sex Kits

There are three (3) types of Safer Sex Kits: latex; latex-free; and flavored (for oral use only).

All kits contain 3 condoms and 1 packet of lube.

Internal condoms and dental dams are available upon request through the Safer Sex Kit Request Form

Safer Sex Kit Contents Information Safer Sex Kit Request Form

Distribution Points for Safer Sex Kits

You can find Safer Sex Kits in the following locations. The Gender and Sexuality Center will help to restock the kits at these distribution points regularly so that our community has more convenient access to these resources.

City Campus Distribution Points:
  • Nebraska Union: 3rd Floor Hallway, Outside of the Nebraska Union 340
  • OASIS: Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center, OASIS Lounge
  • TRIO: Canfield Administration Building, Room 220
  • University Health Center Medical Clinic: 2nd floor reception desk, or you can request a kit during an appointment with your medical provider
  • Husker Pantry: University Health Center, Room 123
East Campus Distribution Points:
  • Husker Pantry - East Campus: East Campus Vistor's Center, Room 108B
  • Nebraska East Union: 3rd Floor, Room 331

Campus Resources

Sexual Health Information at the University Health Center
  • STI Testing: Chlamydia, gonorrhea and HIV testing is covered by student fees. Call 402.472.5000 to speak to a nurse for a doctor's order.
  • Annual gynecological and sexual health exams
  • Birth control and contraception
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Pregnancy Testing and Referrals
  • PrEP and PEP prescriptions
Services for LGBTQA+ Students

Off-Campus Resources

Nebraska AIDS Project

Nebraska AIDS Project leads the community in the fight to overcome HIV/AIDS and its stigma through education, supportive services, and advocacy.

Planned Parenthood

Expert, Affordable Sexual Health Care: Planned Parenthood leads the country with the most up-to-date medical standards and guidelines for sexual and reproductive health care. Their providers have the same training as primary care providers, plus specialized education in sexual health.

  • Consent means actively agreeing to be sexual with someone. Consent lets someone know that sex is wanted. Sexual activity without consent is rape or sexual assault.
  • Consent sounds like:
    • Yes
    • I like that
    • That feels good
    • Keep going
    • I want you to ______________.
  • Consent does NOT sound like:
    • I’m not sure
    • I don’t know
    • I don’t want to
    • Maybe
    • Never mind
    • I don’t want to anymore
    • Stop
    • No
    • Would you like me to ______?
    • Can I kiss you?
    • Can I _________?
    • Are you still comfortable with this?
    • Do you want me to keep going?
    • Do you want me to stop?
    • Just checking in. Are we good to continue?
  • Some tips about consent:
    • Consent cannot be given while underage, under the influence, unconscious, or while mentally incapacitated.
    • Consent after coercion or while feeling that you are unable to say no is not consent.
    • Check in often. Just because someone has done something before or even done something with you before, doesn’t mean they still want to or that they are obligated to continue.
    • Watch for cues with your partner.
    • Discuss any sexual activity beforehand. Get an idea of their likes, dislikes, and comforts.
    • Practice understanding and support with any partner.

A graphic depicting a message. Consent: Freely Given, Reversible, Informed, Enthusiastic, Specific.


  • Healthy relationships are very important. Even if it’s a fleeting relationship that only lasts the duration of your sexual encounter, exhibiting healthy behavior is important for both yourself and your partner(s).
  • Some characteristics of a healthy relationship are:
    • Respect – respect of each other’s boundaries and values
    • Communication – be open and honest with one another
    • Honesty – this is a big portion in communication, and is a very important part of any relationship, but especially sexual relationships.
    • Trust – never pressure or coerce your partner to do anything they are uncomfortable with
    • Problem solving – it is you and your partner versus the problem, not you and your partner versus each other
  • Some characteristics of an unhealthy relationship are:
    • Controlling tendencies
    • Hostility and/or antagonizing
    • Dependency
    • Intimidation or violence of any kind
    • Dishonesty and disrespect
  • Helpful resources on campus: