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UCLA Student Health Education and Promotion (SHEP)

UCLA Bruins & Sex: Although some college students tend to overestimate how much sex others are having or think that everyone is not “doing it”, there is no “normal”, right or wrong amount to have. In fact, 51.5% of undergraduate UCLA Bruins self-report having NEVER engaged in sexual activity*. What truly matters here is what is right and/or pleasurable for you –and- when you’re ready (even if this includes sexual abstinence).

HEART's goal is to foster a healthy, sexuality-positive campus environment by providing Bruins with comprehensive sexual health education, safer sex materials and resources to support (and/or further support) Bruins’ journey towards becoming informed and confident.

Furthermore, in an effort to remain aware of sexual health issues, institutional culture and policies impacting students well-being, we partner with student leaders, staff, faculty and sit on campus-wide committees.

Our core values,

  • Enhance Bruins sexual health and consent awareness through education. Being informed is the first step in taking charge of your sexual health, whether or not you are currently sexually active. Optimal sexual health requires understanding your physical, emotional, and psychological wants and needs and ensuring that consent is given/received every step of the way.
  • Empower Bruins in feeling comfortable with their bodies and making informed decisions about their sex and sexuality, including whether or not to be sexually active.
  • Increase Bruins’ sense of self-efficacy to make informed decisions regarding their sexual health.
  • Cultivate an inclusive and sex-positive sexual health campus culture by addressing institutional barriers and providing relevant educational resources that are inclusive of all races/ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations and levels of sexual knowledge and experience practices.

Sexual health and sexuality are relevant to all of us - whether you’re abstinent, a sexual novice, very experienced

It doesn't matter whether you are single, dating, in a relationship; it doesn’t matter how you identify yourself sexually. Sexuality is part of who you are, and healthy sexuality is important to your overall wellness. You should have as much information as possible to make informed choices about sexuality.