By Nicholas Whitt |Staff Writer|
Sex—a wonderful experience that is explored vigorously in college but just like many wonderful experiences, there are consequences if one is not cautious, which seems to be lacking in today’s world.
“It’s estimated that each year, there are nearly 3 million new chlamydia infections in the U.S. Chlamydia is most common among young people ages 15 to 24,” according to It’s Your (Sex) Life, MTV’s public information campaign.
With 18 to 24 the prime age for people attending college, having safe sex seems to be slacking a bit.
Almost as if they have no concern if they obtain a sexually transmitted disease (STD), sexually transmitted infection (STI), or become pregnant.
Well, it makes sense when “one in four college students has an STD,” according to nursingschools.net.
College students practicing safe sex seems almost as if it was a folk story being told about the lone condom saving only few individuals who are accepted by it.
“The only protection that is essential is the pull out method, because if the girl had anything wrong with her you would be able to tell, so worrying about pregnancy is the only issue,” said student Brian Brodie.
This is not a response that should be accepted; especially with all the harmful things that can happen to your body if you obtain any STD or STI.
Unless you’re okay with peeing fire every time you use the bathroom, or dying
The odd things is, students are given a plethora of resources and information on safe sex and CSUSB is no exception.
The Student Health Center offers a program for students called Family PACT, a family planning program that helps with any person wanting to avoid all potential dangers of sexual intercourse.
It is available to all students attending CSUSB, is completely confidential, and takes a couple of minutes to fill out a small amount of paper work.
The staff running the program are completely understandable and non-judgmental, only preaching that you as a student are taking the necessary steps
towards practicing safe sex.
Establishing the point that no matter the relationship your partner and you have, safe sex must still be the number one option.
“Even in a monogamous relationship, you must still practice safe sex, it’s your body not your partners…,” said Health Education Assitant Judi Cruz.
The resources are available to students, yet the program only obtained around 3,000 students either new or returning Family PACT members yet there are more than 20,000 students currently attending CSUSB.
Students need to realize
how crucial and devastating not having safe sex is.
Cruz continued, as a student there are
enough stresses you must deal with every single day—being pregnant or obtaining a STD or STI should not be a concern.
College is about doing things you would normally not do, but that doesn’t mean you should invite Gonorrhea into your life just because you wanted to have fun for one night.
Every college student likes to follow the wise words of
Notorious B.I.G. “We like to party and bullshit,” but being risky is no way to live life.
Remember it’s your body; take care of it and be cautious of potential threatening consequences.