The World Health Organization(WHO) defines sexual health as a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well –being in relation to sexuality or infertility; 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.
Understanding Sexual Health
Being sexually healthy means:
- 1. Acknowledging that sexuality is an important part of human life and optimum sexual health adds to optimum health and wellness.
- 2. Recognizing and respecting our and Others’ sexual rights
- 3. Being confident about one’s sexuality, sexual life and sexual behavior
- 4. Being able to experience and enjoy sexual pleasure, intimacy when one wants to. Optimum sexual health is absolutely necessary for a satisfying sexual life.
- 5. Practicing a responsible and joyful sexual life.