When you hear the word “abstinence”, what does that word mean to you? What about the words “sexual risk avoidance”?
As college students, college is a time of new beginnings, learning, and self-discovery. It is supposed to be that way, right? Unfortunately, on that path of self-discovery and new beginnings, some might have a little extra fun while they are at it.
I get it. We are humans. Sex is an important part to relationships for some, while others can’t live without it. But why rush to have it, when you are trying to figure yourself out in this big world at college?
Sex is meant to be between two people who love each other in a committed, healthy relationship or marriage. A lot of people can’t wait that long though, and jump the gun whenever they want. But are they truly happy in doing so?
Something that we need to consider when it comes to having sex is the consequences that come in doing so. Pregnancy, emotional attachments, and STD’s/STI’s, plus more. These things do exist, and you need to be aware of all things before deciding to participate in sexual activities.
If you go to the Clayton State Website, www.clayton.edu/uhs/Sexual-Health-and-Well-Being, the University Health Center provided a list of the STD’s/STI’s that exist, and the prevention’s and symptoms that come along with them for Clayton County students to have access to when/if needed.
That is the thing about Clayton State University, they give their students opportunities to better their lives in positive ways. As someone who has only been at CSU for a semester, I can clearly see that CSU truly cares about their students well-being.
They even offer STD testing at free to low costs to their students. You can’t beat that. Free HIV testing is available in the University Health Center on Mondays during the semester from 9 AM-3 PM. Walk-in only; no appointments for this. Otherwise, you can pay $60.00 per semester for unlimited clinic visits, or pay $20.00 per each visit to the clinic.
The only way to stay completely free of the consequences of sex is to remain abstinent in having sex, until you are in a committed healthy relationship with one person. That is the ideal relationship. However, I get that it doesn’t always happen that way. If you do choose to have sex with multiple partners, please use protection at all costs and use the resources available to you as a Clayton State Student.
It’s never too late to make a decision to wait until you find yourself in a committed, healthy relationship. My advice to you would be to work on finding who you are as an individual, find your purpose in this world, and live your life the best that you can. And maybe, just maybe, you will find the healthy kind of love with no consequences attached to it.
You deserve the best, don’t just settle for anything less.