Few brief interventions have been successful at producing changes in STD and HIV risk behavior. This preliminary study evaluated the effectiveness of 2 brief interventions designed to promote safer sex. Participants were 93 students enrolled in a health education course at a large midwestern university who watched a 40-min slide presentation including behavioral-skills training, a 40-min personal narrative performance followed by behavioral-skills training, or no presentation. Two weeks later, students completed measures of safer-sex attitudes, motivation, behavioral intentions, behavioral skills, self-efficacy, and decisional balance. Students in the personal narrative group scored higher on the behavioral-skills measure than did students in the slide group or the control group. Personal narrative may be an effective medium for brief safer-sex interventions.