Just How Effective Are Condoms?
For years you’ve likely heard that if you wear a condom, you’re practicing safe sex. But do condoms really make sex safe or do they just make it less risky? Get the facts you need to know about condoms.Read More
4 Resolutions to Make Before Entering Your Next Relationship
The beginning of a new year and a new semester…a time when many people may already be thinking about resolutions and goals for their health, education, and more. It can also be a great time to reflect on relationships. If you’re not currently in a romantic relationship, now could be a great time to think through the good and bad of the relationships you may have had last year or semester in order to learn from them. And as you seek to move forward, check out these four resolutions you may also want to consider before you enter your next relationship.Read More
Ask a VWC Nurse: How Does the Morning After Pill Work?
Get some information about emergency contraception - how it works and some things to consider if you're thinking of taking it.Read More
5 Tips for Dealing with Stress During Exam Time
Stress. It’s something we all deal with. However, millennials have the highest stress levels of all Americans. College students can especially feel stressed during the last few weeks of the semester, finishing up projects and papers and preparing for and taking those final exams. While this is always likely to be a stressful time, here are several ways to help manage and reduce your stress.Read More
4 Halloween Activities in the NRV
Looking for some fun fall activities to do with friends this Halloween weekend? Check out several different types of activities the New River Valley will feature this Halloween weekend.Read More
Ask a VWC Nurse: Can I Get a Sexually Transmitted Infection From a Toilet Seat?
Since STIs are a common issue, many worry that they can be spread through public places such as a restroom toilet seat.Read More
How Will My Parents React? Six Tips for Having the Conversation That You're Pregnant
You took the test…positive. You took another…also positive. It was completely unintended, but it’s official…you’re pregnant. Now that you’ve gotten past the initial shock, you realize you need to break the news to your parents, which can be overwhelming. While nothing will make that conversation an easy one, here are six tips that we hope will help you out.Read More
Six Questions to Ask Before You Move In Together
Cohabitation, or an unwed couple living together, is the norm in society today. Some think of it as a natural precursor to marriage, like test driving a car before buying it. If you’re in a relationship and you’re thinking of moving in together, here are some questions you may want to ask yourself and each other first.Read More
What's Your Number? Determine Your Real Sexual Exposure
When you think about your potential risk of exposure to STIs, you may be thinking only of your sexual partners. But did you know that when you have sex, you are exposed to all the people that your sex partners had sex with, AND all the people they had sex with? If any one of them was infected, you are at risk. Check out your number.Read More
Ask a VWC Nurse: How Soon After Sex Should I Take a Pregnancy Test?
If you’re freaking out after a sexual encounter, worried you may be at risk for an unplanned pregnancy, you may be asking yourself how soon a pregnancy test will show if you’re pregnant.Read More
The Red Zone: The Other Freshman 15
For most people, the “red zone” is football terminology, especially in the New River Valley community where many are Hokie football fans by default. The Red Zone has another definition, though, referring to the period of time between students’ arrival on campus and Thanksgiving – about 15 weeks for most schools. Research shows that female students, particularly freshmen, are at an increased risk of being sexually assaulted during this time period.Read More
How Does Hooking Up Affect Your Brain?
We’ve all heard the terms “hooking-up,” “one-night stand,” and “friends with benefits.” Our favorite shows constantly play on this theme, whether it’s The Bachelor hooking up with multiple women in the search for the one, Samantha’s conquests on Sex and the City, or medieval sexual encounters on Game of Thrones. As viewers we eat this stuff up, but how does the hook-up culture affect us as real people?Read More
Come See VWC at Gobblerfest and Club Fair!
Virginia Tech and Radford Universities students, come see us tomorrow, September 4, at Gobblerfest on the VT Drillfield and Club Fair on the Heth Lawn! We will have lots of free swag for you, featuring our 2015-2016 slogan “Prego?”!Read More
Is it True? 8 Common Misconceptions About Sexually Transmitted Infections
How much do you know about sexually transmitted infections (STIs)? Check out these common misconceptions.Read More
5 Questions to Ask Yourself at the Start of Party Season
Students are finally back at school after a great summer break. Some are freshman, away from home for the first time. For many students, that means it’s party time, especially during those first few weeks of the semester while the New River Valley weather is still great and classes aren’t totally stressful yet.Read More