During college you will have many opportunities to meet people from all over the world and develop lifelong relationships. It’s important to know how to create healthy communication, boundaries and recognize unhealthy relationships.
Dating apps are a popular way to meet new people for romantic or sexual relationship, or even make new friends. The technology used makes meeting new people easy and requires some adjustment of behaviors. Many of these tips are useful to keep in mind however to meet someone new.
Healthy communication is open, honest and safe, and is a key to any healthy relationship. The following tips can help you maintain healthy communication:
Healthy boundaries help you and your partner understand what you want out of your relationship to feel secure. This will ensure that you know what your partner and you can expect from each other. These same principles are important for friendships, romantic relationships and relationships between family members.
Every relationship can get a bit stale or create a feeling of disconnect between people. It’s a good idea to have hobbies and interests that can help you meet new people or spend some quality alone time. Spending time away can energizing so you can be more engaged with people around you. Another good way to boost relationships is to find common interests that all parties enjoy. It can be as simple as watching favorite movies, going for a hike, or going out for dinner. Talking about feelings can also create a sense of connectedness and bring people closer together.
Long Distance Relationships
For a relationship to be healthy and happy, all parties must be treated with respect and have equal power to make decisions. Unhealthy relationships are based on one person demanding more control and power over the other. There are different types of abuse: verbal, emotional, physical and psychological. Sometimes the abuse can be subtle.
A person may:
If you think your relationship with someone is unhealthy please consider your safety and well-being. You are not required for any reason to stay in contact with that person. Connect with people you feel comfortable with, and seek help from Saint Cloud State University.
We have a lot to share about sexual health. Therefore, it gets it's very own toggle section!
Medical Clinic does not provide specialty gender medicine care. However, our support services can useful to students. Lab work orders can be sent to the Medical Clinic and completed conveniently on campus. Additionally, prescriptions for hormone treatment can be filled at our pharmacy.
CentraCare Clinic is excited to announce the expansion of the Sexual Medicine Clinic to include Gender Medicine in 2017. Sexual Medicine services will provide medical care, behavioral health care, and support services that are sensitive to the needs of people on the trans spectrum. Their primary goal is to provide a safe, welcoming, inclusive, and affirming space for all.Gender Medicine Program at CentraCare Health
Anyone having any kind of sex (vaginal, oral or anal) is at risk. In fact, many people infected do not experience symptoms. The only way to know if you are at risk is to get tested.
It is important to:
General information and treatment suggestions from the Center for Disease Control.
Medical Clinic, St. Cloud State University
Medical Clinic does not provide Prenatal care to students. Below is a listing of services in our area.
CentraCare Obstetrics and Women’s Health
St. Cloud Minnesota
Health Partners Central Minnesota
St. Cloud Medical Group
St. Cloud, Minnesota
Children’s Home Society of Minnesota
St. Paul Minnesota
651-287-2599 (24-hour pregnancy line)
All services offered are free
Lutheran Social Service
St. Cloud Minnesota
In Minnesota, abortions are completed within the first 20 weeks of pregnancy.Whole Women’s Health Twin Cities
Robbinsdale Clinic PA
St. Paul Health Center Vandalia St.
St. Paul, Minnesota
The Women's Center provides advocacy, counseling support, information and resources to address gender-related violence, such as sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking, as well as other issues influencing women’s opportunities, rights and success.
What is Condom Club?
Condom Club is a program that allows members to receive a monthly supply of condoms
What are the benefits?
Condom Club members will receive a dozen free condoms per month
How do you join Condom Club?
To become a member of Condom Club, students must:
1. Go to Eastman Hall 111 to watch the Condom Club video that describes the proper use of condoms and consent, and take a post video test
2. Attend a Condom Club programming or tabling event that will go through activity engagements that educates proper use of condoms and consent
After students complete requirements at either location, they will be able to sign up on an online enrollment form.
Where or how do I get condoms?
Members will be able to pick up their condoms at the designated location that they chose (Atwood, Eastman or Residence Hall)
Healthy Huskies contact information:
*Condom Club does not distribute safer sex materials without also providing health-enhancing education and the opportunity for students to ask questions and receive other health resources