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uoregonsexappMany people — college students in particular — have lots of questions about sex, but might be too uncomfortable to ask and find answers.

The University of Oregon Health Center wants to help with a new app called SexPositive designed to provide important information and promote safe sex.

“If someone is thinking of becoming sexually active, the app can guide the person into a healthy lifestyle in a private and engaging way,” said Keith Van Norman, Health Promotion Marketing Manager at the UO.

The interface, seen to the right, features two wheels: The inner wheel represents body parts, while the outer wheel is for another body part or other object that someone may come into contact with. Those two words fill out the sentence “when my ____, touches a _____.”

You can manually control the wheel or simply spin to get a random combination. For each scenario, the app provides information about possible diseases, as well as advice for safe sex and proper protection for a given combination.

SexPositive is a free app for iOS available here.

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