AA: Thanks so much for writing in to ask this question. We’re really proud that here at Harvard we provide (for free!) a variety of types of condoms and other barrier methods, such as oral (dental) dams, finger cots, and gloves.
LM: One of the most popular forms of birth control is the external (or male) condom. In addition to preventing pregnancy, external condoms can also protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs), because they provide a physical barrier. There is also the internal (or female) condom, which is inserted into the vagina or anus before sex.
Below is a list of places on campus you can get free safer sex supplies, as well as a map.
Houses & First-Year Dorms: Most Houses and dorms have dispensers with external (male) condoms. These are generally located in laundry rooms, gender-neutral bathrooms, or near building manager’s office.
Health Promotion Office (6th floor Smith Campus Center): internal & external condoms, oral dams, finger cots, gloves, lube, & educational materials
Office of Sexual Assault Prevention & Response (Smith Campus Center, 6th floor): internal & external condoms, oral dams, finger cots, gloves, lube, & educational materials
Women’s Center (Canaday Basement): internal & external condoms, oral dams, & lube
Office of BGLTQ Student Life (Grays Basement): internal & external condoms, oral dams, & lube
AA: In answer to your second question, nope! No questions will be asked when you show up for condoms! If a staff person is available and you have questions or you don’t see something you’re looking for, please feel free to ask!
LM: Thanks again for your question!