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UCLA LGBTQ Campus Resource Center

What is Sexual Well-Being?
Sexual Well-Being involves our physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being as it relates to sexuality. More than just the physical level of sex and intimacy, our sexual well-being involves education, empowerment, awareness, and respect. UCLA has a variety of resources available to students and staff to uplift your sexual-well being!

Student Health Education and Promotion (SHEP)

Student Health Education and Promotion (SHEP) is a branch of student affairs that aims to foster students' healthy development, academic success, and the building-up of life-long wellbeing for their communities. SHEP offers:

  • Bruin Love Station: A SHEP project, the Bruin Love Station is a mobile cart that offers safer-sex supplies, educational material, and the opportunity to interact with staff and trained peers about safer sex.
  • Frequent workshops covering a variety of topics, led by SHEP staff and Peer Health Educator Interns.
  • Trainings on health promotion strategies for student/professional organizations. SHEP is currently not accepting requests for trainings.
  • Upper-division course Life Skills: Listed as Community Health Sciences (COM HLT) 179, Life Skills is a four-unit course dedicated to navigating personal wellness as a student. Focus areas include understanding of emotions, development of personal identity, and utilizing communication techniques in various relationships.

Other Community Resources

  • The UCLA LGBTQ CRC has a supply of safer sex materials, including internal and external condoms as well as latex-free options.
  • APLA Health is a Los Angeles-based organization dedicated to providing low-cost medical care to the LGBTQ+ community. They have several programs related to enrolling in PReP as well as primary care and vaccine promotion.
  • Bruin Love Station: A SHEP project, the Bruin Love Station is a mobile cart that offers safer-sex supplies, educational material, and the opportunity to interact with staff and trained peers about safer sex.

Student Groups

  • UCLA Student Wellness Commission (SWC) is a part of the Undergraduate Student Association Council (USAC) to allow students to advocate for the well-being of their communities. Various committees have initiatives focused on a range of topics from physical health to sexual wellness. SWC also has a Basic Needs Subsidy, which can provide up to $100 per student for basic hygeine products, including menstrual products. They also provide educational resources around health insurance.
  • UCLA Sexperts is a group of peer-educators who focus on sexual health, pleasure, consent, and communication. Sexperts holds programming year-round to explore different elements of sexual health from a peer-to-peer perspective. They also have "Ask a Sexpert" on their website, where students can submit questions around sex, relationships, pleasure, safer sex, and more.
  • HIV/AIDS Counseling and Testing Coalition (HCAT) is a community of students that aims to reduce HiV and sexual health stigma at UCLA and in Los Angeles as a whole. They frequently work with community partners to hold pop-up HIV testing sites and have several resources related to getting tested for HIV.

Ashe Center

The Ashe Center is UCLA's medical center for students (and students of the most recent academic term) that can assist in sexual well-being. The Ashe Center offers STI/HIV testing: HIV tests are available to all students free of charge and chlamydia and gonorrhea tests are subsidized for students with UCSHIP. Read the STI & HIV Testing page on the Ashe website for more information.