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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Letters to the Editor

We at Health Education and Promotion (HEP) were pleased to see CloverUp is providing another way for students to access the supplies they need to practice safer sex as reported in the News in Brief in last Thursday’s paper. We applaud their goal to lessen the stigma surrounding obtaining condoms and we share their philosophy of supporting students who choose to be sexually active in taking the steps necessary to have safer, healthy, consensual and pleasurable sex.
We would also like to remind students that, while ordering condoms online is an excellent option for some, sometimes there is a need to access condoms without delay. If that is the case, sexually active students can always pick up 10 condoms (plus two packets of lubricant) at no charge from the Love Lab.

The Love Lab is available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Wednesday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the HEP office on the third floor of the Student Health and Wellness Center (SH&WC), located across from the ARC. Students can “like” the UCD Love Lab Facebook page for updates on when the Love Lab will visit other campus locations, such as at the ARC on many Thursday evenings. There is also a pharmacy on the first floor of the SH&WC where students can purchase 10 condoms for only $1.50. Lastly, we recommend that students check out our condom map on the Davis Wiki (daviswiki.org/Sexual_Health_Resources) for locations they can visit even late at night or on the weekend if the need for safer sex products arises.

Sam Wall and Rosa Gonzalez
Sexual Health Student Assistants
Health Education and Promotion

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