Contrary to popular belief, getting an STD doesn’t mean you are sexually overactive. Lots of people who have several partners a year (or month) never get an STD. It’s not like God’s punishment for you having sex - no matter what your Sunday School teacher told you. You can get an STD with your first encounter just as easily as if it your 101st encounter. The two factors that impact the probability of you being The One are; 1) whether your sexual partner has an STD, and 2) whether you used a condom. These are the only two variables that factor into it. The condom makers at Trojan partnered up with Sperling's Best Places to create a ranking colleges in terms of sexual health for 2013. And the report is out!
Schools With The Best Sexual Health:
1. Princeton University
2. Columbia University
3. University of Arizona
4. University of Iowa (Top 20 Party School)
5. Brown University
6. University of Illinois (Top 20 Party School)
7. Rutgers University (Top 20 Party School)
8. The University of Texas At Austin
9. University of Denver
10. University of Wisconsin (Top 20 Party School)
Schools with the Worst Sexual Health:
1. Brigham Young University*
2. Chicago State University
3. Providence College*
4. Troy State College
5. University of New Orleans
6. Louisiana Tech
7. Savannah State University
8. Seton Hall University*
9. St. John’s University – New York*
10. University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Schools with an asterisk (*) by their name indicate the school has a religious affiliation that may affect their place in this ranking. How? Schools with religious affiliations may not make contraceptives available to students and/or may not provide information or support for sexual health.
Before you get too excited upon seeing your favorite university on the bad list, remember that Sexual Health is graded, for the purpose of this ranking, on 11 variables including Student Health Center availability, sexual health information and resources available to students on websites, availability/cost of contraceptives – including condoms, cost and availability of STD testing for students (including HIV testing), sexual assault practices and services, lectures and outreach groups for sexual health education.
Did you notice that none of the top schools for partying (as determined by the Daily Beast) appear on the Worst list and none of the colleges with religious affiliations appear on the Best list? Draw your own conclusions about the study.