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If you didn’t know that sex is good for your health, you haven’t been paying attention. Depending on which headline you believe, sex has six or eight or 10 or 16 or 17 different health benefits. According to the scientific research touted in stories like these, sex can burn calories, cut stress, ease depression, relieve pain, reduce the risk of cancer and heart attacks, lessen your risk of dying, and even reduce the frequency of hot flashes in menopausal women.

Assuming that these studies are correct (more on that in a minute), and that sex is good for your health, then the obvious next question would be, how should you arrange your sex life…

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 Sexual Healing

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6 maps and charts that explain sex around the world

People around the world are having sex. Right now. These maps and charts tell you how they're doing it.

Betty Dodson & Carlin Ross

Betty Dodson PhD and Carlin Ross JD launched this site in 2007 to promote the "Betty Dodson" method of selflove and feminist-based sex education. All of our content is based on questions submitted here and answered by Betty from users all over the world.


Achieve your best intimate life through a mix of science, stories and practical exercises created by experts, curated for you.

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.

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.

Sex & U takes a real-life approach to the questions and issues around sex and sexuality that matter most to Canadians. From talking about sex, to lifestyle choices, to contraception awareness and sexually transmitted infections, provides accurate, credible, and up-to-date information and education on topics related to sexual and reproductive health.

Sex, Etc.

Sex, Etc. is on a mission to improve teen sexual health across the country! Each year, five million young people visit, 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!

When Sex Hurts

Resources for couples struggling with chronic pelvic pain

Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights

Action Canada for Sexual Health & Rights is a progressive, pro-choice charitable organization committed to advancing and upholding sexual and reproductive health and rights in Canada and globally.

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.

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.

Guttmacher Institute

The Guttmacher Institute advances sexual and reproductive health worldwide through an interrelated program of social science research, public education and policy analysis.

Institute for Sexual Health

ISH provides psychological services related to sexual health and promotes innovative education, research and professional trainings in clinical sexology.

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.

International Society for Sexual Medicine

Welcome to ISSM online. The ISSM is the world largest sexual medicine society.

Planned Parenthood

Offering sexual and reproductive health care services such as family planning, gynecological care, STI/STD testing and treatment and more.

Reclaim Sexual Health

RECLAiM is an anonymous, online recovery program that helps struggling individuals break free from pornography addiction and other unwanted sexual behaviors.


Rewire.News is an award-winning, nonprofit daily online publication devoted to evidence-based reporting on reproductive and sexual health, rights, and justice, and the intersections of racial, environmental, immigration, and economic justice.

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.

World Association for Sexual Health

WAS promotes sexual health through the world by developing and supporting sexology and sexual rights for all. Our membership represents thousands of experienced and trainee sexologists from a variety of disciplines.

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.


Definition, topics and links to information on sexual health.


Sexual health and aging: Keep the passion alive Sexual feelings don't disappear as you age. Here's how to keep the flame burning.


In depth information and resources on sexual health.

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.

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.


Current news on sexual health.


Multiple articles covering sexual health.


Definition, information and links to sites on sexual health.

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