Peer Sexual Health Educators (PSHEs)

About

Sexual Health Tabling Event

Peer Sexual Health Educators are highly trained to provide positive, inclusive and empowering information about sexual health through individualized, one-on-one information sessions as well as interactive, group-based educational programs and outreach events.

Sexual Health Information Sessions

Sexual Health Tabling Event

Prevention and Wellness Services offers free, confidential, one-on-one information sessions for students interested in learning more about sex and sexual health, including:

  • Safer sex methods & contraception
  • STI testing and treatment
  • Talking with partners about sex
  • Sexual pleasure and consent

These 1-hour info sessions are led by trained Peer Sexual Health Educators, and students consistently report that the sessions help them feel more comfortable talking about sex and more prepared to take care of their sexual health. 100% of participants say that they would recommend this resource to their friends.

Interested? Of course!

Call 360.650.7557 or email sexualhealth@wwu.edu to schedule an appointment.

Sexual Health Education and Outreach

Sexual Health Tabling Event

Prevention and Wellness Services offers interactive and fun educational workshops led by Peer Sexual Health Educators that promote healthy sexuality and can be provided to residence halls and other student groups/clubs on and off campus.

Cookies and Condoms

This 1-hour presentation aims to motivate students to practice safe sex and access sexual health resources available to them on campus. It covers basic STI information, safe sex practices, correct condom use and tips for talking with partners about sex and protection. Free cookies and condoms are provided!

Hot and Ready

This 1.5-hour presentation aims to help students develop greater awareness of their own responses to attraction and their preferences/boundaries related to sex, as well as increased practical skills for consent-based sexual relationships. It covers sexual attraction and desire, personal boundaries, and tips for navigating issues of consent and pleasure with intimate partners. When possible, free Hot & Ready pizzas are provided as well.

Peer Sexual Health Educators can also be available to provide presentations on other related sexual health topics and to participate in campus tabling events upon request. For more information or to make a request, please call 360.650.7557 or email sexualhealth@wwu.edu

Core Definitions and Beliefs

Sexuality: a central and lifelong aspect of being human that encompasses sex, gender identities and roles, sexual orientation, pleasure, intimacy and reproduction. Sexuality is experienced and expressed in thoughts, desires, attitudes, values, behaviors, roles and relationships. Sexuality is influenced by the interaction of biological, psychological, social, economic, political, cultural, legal, historical, religious and spiritual factors.” (World Health Organization)

Sexual Health: a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality; it is not merely the absence of disease or dysfunction. 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. For sexual health to be attained and maintained, the sexual rights of all persons must be respected, protected and fulfilled. (World Health Organization)

We Believe:

  • Individuals & society benefit from open, honest communication and positive attitudes about sexuality.
  • The self-determined and joyous expression of one's own sexuality, in ways that are non-coercive, non-exploitive and responsible, is central to being fully human.
  • All people deserve access to information they need to make their own informed decisions about sexuality, without shame or fear.
Page Updated 12.21.2016