Sexual Health Matters. But why?
Sexual health is an integral part of our mental health and overall well-being. To be sexually healthy is to be safe from harm, respected, and aware of our rights and legal responsibilities. Yet, sexual health and sexuality is one of the greatest areas of oppression for many individuals. Our sexual health is broad and occurs across the lifespan. The World Health Organization defines sexual health as:
Sexual health is a state of physical, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality. It requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence.