Campus Reform | U of Utah sends free, made to order 'Pleasure Packs' to students' dorms

U of Utah sends free, made to order 'Pleasure Packs' to students' dorms

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the University of Utah has launched a free condom and lubricant service, delivered straight to students’ dorms.

The brand new Pleasure Pack Delivery service can be customized with various combinations of “barrier methods” including condoms, oral dams, and lubricants. Students can choose from all manner of condoms including lubricated latex condoms, latex-free, and internal condoms are offered. 

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While making their selections for their customized Pleasure Pack, students are presented with a “Get to Know Your Lube” guide, explaining the differences between water-based, silicone, and oil-based lubricants and which condoms provide them. 



After selecting a lubricant, students take a survey of how they have employed “barrier methods” in the past, and how often they used them while performing certain sexual activities. Students in search of a Pleasure Pack are also asked multiple questions about their sexuality and gender identity. Options include “exclusively gay,” “mostly gay,” and “I’ll explain in my own words.”


According to the Center for Student Wellness’s page, it seeks to “increase sexual and reproductive health knowledge.” 

Pick-ups and deliveries are scheduled for Wednesdays at certain locations around campus, and the Pleasure Pack should be ordered by Monday at midnight for delivery or pick-up. According to a statement, the Center for Student Wellness provided to Campus Reform, the “Pleasure Packs” are delivered to the residence halls and the Student Union building around noon on Wednesdays. 

“As an office, we serve to cultivate a holistically well and safe campus community. We believe that all students (and individuals) should have easy access to barrier methods. With this initiative, we strive to increase access to safer sex supplies and increase sexual and reproductive health knowledge,” the Center for Student Wellness told Campus Reform.

“When it comes to 'pleasure,' we want to spark the conversation of encouraging individuals to talk about what they want and don't want. Communicating about sex is the best way to practice consent. In turn, this will promote healthier relationships,” the center added.

The university webpage advertising the service also showcases a video from Planned Parenthood about condoms. 

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“I think that the promotion of sex culture degrades women and is a systemic way for government to create and maintain new dependents and voters. Instead of creating an environment where women are valued for who they are and men are encouraged to respect boundaries, we instill a culture that activity promotes using women for personal pleasure. And almost entirely at their own expense,” University of Utah alumnus and former Turning Point USA member Luke Kallschmidt told Campus Reform.

“This is done by encouraging shallow relationships that often put women into problematic or at least uncomfortable situations both during and after sex. The feminist acceptance of sexual promiscuity has been a man's best friend. And not only does this individually affect women, but it also contributes to the overall victimhood and angst central to the feminist movement. It has become a vicious cycle that fuels itself. Additionally, it also increases the likelihood of government dependence due to the encouragement of broken families and single motherhood,” Kallschmidt added.

Current student Dallin Romney told Campus Reform that the service is a way of “promoting healthy sex” which “leads to healthy families and relationships.”

“Statistically, abstinence-only sex education is not effective. It's really more of a lack of education. It leads to unhealthy relationships and, by state, is highly correlated with teen pregnancy (Utah has one of the highest rates),” Romney said. “Teenagers will be sexually active regardless, so it's better if they know how to be safe. Particularly at the college, where it is perfectly healthy for the average student to be sexually active. Promoting sex is not the same as promoting healthy sex. Education is always a higher road than avoidance,” he added.

“As an office, we serve to cultivate a holistically well and safe campus community. We believe that all students (and individuals) should have easy access to barrier methods. With this initiative, we strive to increase access to safer sex supplies and increase sexual and reproductive health knowledge,” the Center for Student Wellness told Campus Reform.

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