Safer Sex Supplies

Students can request external condoms, internal condoms, dental dams, and, lubricants for free as part of Student Health Service's Safer Sex Express program.

Please submit this form to request supplies. You will receive a confirmation when your order is ready and instructions for pickup.

For questions or concerns, please email healthed@miami.edu.

Supplies available for request include:

  • Trojan external condoms
  • Trojan Magnum external condoms
  • ONE Classic Select external condoms
  • ONE Legend XL external condoms
  • Atlas Black external condoms
  • Lifestyles latex-free external condoms
  • ONE flavored external condoms (for oral sex only)
  • F2C internal condoms
  • Dental dams
  • Water-based lubricant
  • Silicone-based lubricant

For COVID-19 safety, supplies will be packaged by someone using gloves and wearing a mask. Masks must be worn when picking up supplies.

Free External Condoms on Campus

Free external condoms are also available in the following locations:

  • Student Health Service waiting area & exam rooms
  • The front desks of all campus housing buildings
  • The bathrooms in the Rathskeller 
  • The first floor of the University Center near the printer
  • The Student Organization Suite 

Click here for a map showing where to find free external condoms on campus.

If you are 18 or older, you can receive free condoms in the mail from the Department of Health by filling out this form.

How to Use Safer Sex Supplies

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  • External Condoms

    External condoms can be used for vaginal, anal, or oral sex on a penis and with toys. External condoms are sometimes called “male condoms” because they are often placed on a penis. When used correctly and consistently, external condoms are an effective way to protect yourself and your partner from sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and to prevent pregnancy.

    Student Health offers the following types of external condoms:

    • Trojan external condoms
    • Trojan Magnum external condoms
    • ONE external condoms
    • ONE flavored external condoms (for oral sex only)
    • Lifestyles latex-free external condoms

     

    External Condom Dos and Don’ts

    DO

    DON’T

    • DO use a condom every time you have sex.
    • DO put on a condom before having sex.
    • DO read the package and check the expiration date.
    • DO make sure there are no tears or defects.
    • DO store condoms in a cool, dry place.
    • DO use water-based or silicone-based lubricant to prevent breakage of latex condoms.
    • DO use flavored condoms only for oral sex.
    • DON’T store condoms in your wallet as heat and friction can damage them.
    • DON’T use nonoxynol-9 (a spermicide), as this can cause irritation.
    • DON’T use oil-based products like baby oil, lotion, petroleum jelly, or cooking oil because they will cause the condom to break.
    • DON’T use more than one condom at a time.
    • DON’T reuse a condom.

     

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  • Internal Condoms

    Internal condoms can be used for vaginal or anal sex and with toys. Internal condoms are sometimes called “female condoms” because they are often placed inside a vagina. Female condoms protect against pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) when used correctly and consistently.

    Student Health offers the FC2® internal condom. FC2® is made of nitrile, a latex-free material. It’s spermicide-free and is coated with a silicone lubricant for increased comfort and sensitivity. 

    Internal Condom Dos and Don’ts

    DO

    DON’T

    • DO use a female condom from start to finish, every time you have vaginal or anal sex.
    • DO read the condom package insert and check the expiration date.
    • DO make sure there are no tears or defects.
    • DO use lubricant to help prevent the condom from slipping and tearing.
    • DO store female condoms in a cool, dry place.
    • DON’T use a male condom with a female condom, as this can cause tearing.
    • DON’T reuse a female condom.
    • DON’T flush female condoms as they may clog the toilet.

     

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  • Dental Dams

    Dental dams can be used for oral sex on a vagina or anus and with toys. Dental dams are specifically designed to prevent the spread of STDs during oral sex on a vagina or anus. 

    Student Health offers Trustex® flavored thin latex sheets in assorted fruit flavors (Size: 6×10″).

    Dental Dams Dos and Don’ts

    DO

    DON’T

    • DO use a new latex or polyurethane dental dam every time you have oral sex.
    • DO read the package and check the expiration date.
    • DO make sure there are no tears or defects.
    • DO put on before starting oral sex and keep it on until finished.
    • DO use water-based or silicone-based lubricant to prevent breakage.
    • DO store dental dams in a cool, dry place.
    • DON’T reuse a dental dam.
    • DON’T stretch a dental dam, as this can cause it to tear.
    • DON’T use nonoxynol-9 (a spermicide), which can cause irritation.
    • DON’T use oil-based products like baby oil, lotion, petroleum jelly, or cooking oil because they will cause the dental dam to break.
    • DON’T flush dental dams down the toilet as they may clog it.

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  • Lubricant

    Personal lubricant, also known as lube, can be used for vaginal, anal, or oral sex, and with toys. Lube reduces friction during sex (of all kinds) to make it comfier, safer and more enjoyable. Many condoms already have some lube on them.

    Lubricants are available either as water-based, silicone-based, or oil-based products. DON’T use oil-based products like baby oil, lotion, petroleum jelly, or cooking oil with condoms or dental dams because they can cause them to break.

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