UO Launches SexPositive App

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon Health Center is getting into the smart phone app business with a new sex education app.

On Tuesday, anyone 17 years and older with an iPhone or android can download and use the app called, SexPositive.

The app is set up like a game. As the user turns the dial, different body parts match up with different types of sexually transmitted diseases.

UO Health Center leaders say they hope the app helps students make healthy sexual decisions.

“The nice thing about having it be an app is that it’s available 24 hours, seven days a week on their phone, and I haven’t seen too many students who walk around campus without a phone on them,” said Keith Van Norman, UO Health Center Spokesman.

“If you’re embarrassed about it you can do it privately; if not, you can share it with your friends. It’s really, really versatile, I really like it,” said student Ellen Price.

The app took two years to develop and is free.

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