The World Health Organization defines sexual health as: a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality; it is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction or infirmity. Sexual health 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. For sexual health to be attained and maintained, the sexual rights of all persons must be respected, protected and fulfilled.
Various studies over the years has shown that sexual activity can: Reduce stress and lower blood pressure, Boost immunity, Burn calories, Improve heart health, Increase self-esteem, Decrease the incidence of prostate cancer, And provide better sleep.
STDs...The Latest is...Head and Neck Cancer
The incidence of head and neck cancer is going down. The bad news is another type of head and neck cancer is on the rise and is related to a common STD...HPV the same virus implicated in cervical cancer. Could oral sex play a role?
What is a 'normal sex life?
From how often we do it to what we do, BBC Future's latest SmartList explores the wide spectrum of sexual desires and behaviours.
Advocates For Youth
Advocates for Youth is dedicated to creating programs and advocating for policies that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health.
American Sexual Health Association
ASHA believes that sexual health includes far more than avoiding disease or unplanned pregnancy. We also believe that having a sexually transmitted infection or unwanted pregnancy does not prevent someone from being or becoming sexually healthy.
American Society for Reproductive Medicine
The Vision of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) is to be the nationally and internationally recognized leader for multidisciplinary information, education, advocacy and standards in the field of reproductive medicine.
AVERT provides a wide range of information to educate people about the risks of HIV and sex.
Canadian Federation for Sexual Health
CFSH envisions a global society that celebrates healthy sexuality, its diversity of expression and reproductive choice as fundamental human rights for individuals throughout life.
Couple to Couple League
Welcome to the best site for information on the Sympto-Thermal Method of Natural Family Planning! We hope our information is helpful and that you, too, experience the positive benefits of the NFP lifestyle.
The best source of advice and support for sexual health concerns is your doctor. An itchy penis, strange vaginal discharge or erection problems can be worrying, so read our sections on talking to your doctor or visiting the clinic, and tackle it, move on.
EngenderHealth is a leading international reproductive health organization working to improve the quality of health care in the world's poorest communities.
Good in Bed
Whether you're seeking to solve a problem, learn a new technique or simply improve your skills, you'll find the information and advice you need to take your sex life to the next level...
The Guttmacher Institute advances sexual and reproductive health worldwide through an interrelated program of social science research, public education and policy analysis.
I wanna know
Iwannaknow is designed to help you learn about your sexual health in order to make good decisions, since you will be a sexual being for a long time. Whether you're 18 or 80, you are going to have a desire to fulfill your sexual needs. Taking precautions now will not only help you live long, you will have a healthier sex life to show for it.
International Planned Parenthood Federation
IPPF is a global service provider and a leading advocate of sexual and reproductive health and rights for all. We are a worldwide movement of national organizations working with and for communities and individuals.
It's Your (Sex) Life
It's Your (Sex) Life is MTV's Emmy and Peabody Award-winning public information campaign to support young people in making responsible decisions about their sexual health. The campaign focuses on reducing unintended pregnancy, preventing the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV/AIDS, and open communication with partners and healthcare providers.
Office of Population Affairs
The Office of Population Affairs (OPA) serves as the focal point to advise the Secretary and the Assistant Secretary for Health on a wide range of reproductive health topics, including adolescent pregnancy, family planning, and sterilization, as well as other population issues.
Offering sexual and reproductive health care services such as family planning, gynecological care, STI/STD testing and treatment and more.
Population Services International
In over 30 countries throughout the world PSI empowers women and couples to lead healthier lives by providing access to innovative family planning and maternal health products and services. Every year, there are more than 70 million unintended pregnancies and more than 340,000 women die from pregnancy-related causes.
Reclaim Sexual Health
RECLAiM is an anonymous, online recovery program that helps struggling individuals break free from pornography addiction and other unwanted sexual behaviors.
ReproLinePlus provides the global health community with information, expertise and opportunities to support high quality health systems in limited-resource settings.
RH Reality Check
RH Reality Check is a daily publication providing news, commentary and analysis on sexual and reproductive health and justice issues.
Sex, Etc. is on a mission to improve teen sexual health across the country! Each year, five million young people visit Sexetc.org, and over 45,000 read our national magazine to get honest and accurate sexual health information. We’ve helped teens with answers to their questions about sex, relationships, pregnancy, STDs, birth control, sexual orientation and more!
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Sexualityandu.ca is committed to providing you credible and up-to-date information and education on sexual health.
Sexually Transmitted Infections
Sexually Transmitted Infections is the world's longest running international journal on sexual health. It aims to keep practitioners, trainees and researchers up to date in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of all STIs and HIV. The journal publishes original research, descriptive epidemiology, evidence-based reviews and comment on the clinical, public health, sociological and laboratory aspects of sexual health from around the world.
Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality
The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS) is dedicated to advancing knowledge of sexuality and communicating scientifically-based sexuality research and scholarship to professionals, policy makers, and the general public. SSSS fosters a worldwide community of diverse professionals committed to a scholarly and scientific approach to acquiring and disseminating accurate knowledge of sexuality.
The Dinah Project
The Dinah Project is a sex education initiative for women of all ages and backgrounds, and their partners.
The Dinah Project is dedicated to promoting healthy, informed and empowered sexuality for women and men, through expert-facilitated recommendations, open communication and updates on developments from sexual aids to human sexuality research.
The Institute for Sexual Health
ISH provides psychological services related to sexual health and promotes innovative education, research and professional trainings in clinical sexology.
When Sex Hurts
Resources for couples struggling with chronic pelvic pain
World Association for Sexual Health
The main topic of the congress is: “Sexual issues straight from the heart” A Latin theme, with Brazilian flavor, multidisciplinary and very challenging.
YourTango is a digital media company dedicated to love and relationships. As the thinking woman's media brand, we are leading the conversation that is closest to women's hearts.
Toronto Public Health
Toronto Public Health promotes and celebrates healthy sexuality. We provide consultation, support, resources, programming and clinical services that are inclusive, non-judgemental, respectful, confidential, pro-choice, and gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, positive.