SALT LAKE CITY — Condoms on-demand are being delivered to students living on the University of Utah campus.
The “Pleasure Packs” are delivered to student mailboxes. Organizers say the sexual health items are now reaching more students than before the packages were launched in the middle of January.
An array of condoms, oral dams and lube packed with a brochure containing good advice.
“It’s opportunity to practice safer sex, and if they’re able to access those supplies easily they’re more likely to use them,” Center for Student Wellness Asst. Director of Health Education Jenna Templeton said.
Before the packs were available, Templeton says students were purchasing condoms in the Wellness Center couple of times a week.
Now, more than 250 have been delivered in just three weeks.
“It’s definitely a big spike,” Templeton said.
It’s meant to be just like any other delivery service. Students customize their order through a portal online and they’re sent in an unmarked envelope.
Why is it called a "pleasure pack?"
“It gives students the opportunity to talk about pleasure and the things that they want," Templeton said. "They will also find it easier to talk about things that they don’t want, and that is a way to have safer, better, more consensual, respectful, healthy relationships."
The pleasure pack also has information for free STD testing and medication.
The packages are provided for free thanks to a portion of the University’s student fees.
For more information, visit the Wellness Center's website.