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Sexuality is a normal, healthy, and positive aspect of human life. The American Sexual Health Association (a.k.a. ASHA) believes that everyone has the right to information and services that will help them be sexually healthy.  We aim to provide resources and information that is reliable, science-based, and stigma-free.

What's New

Should monkeypox be considered an STI?

In the recent monkeypox outbreak in the U.S., most cases have been passed on by intimate sexual contact. But does that mean monkeypox should be considered an STI?  H. Hunter Handsfield, M.D., offers his perspective as an expert in STDs and public health. As he sees it, “Whether or not monkeypox (MPX) should be labeled an STI isn’t much of a debate among STI experts.”

Talking about Trich

With roughly two million cases in the U.S., trichomoniasis (also known as“trich”) may be the most common STI you’ve never heard of.  Learn more about this common STI in our four-part expert series.

Need help talking to your provider about sexual health?

If you’re a sexually active person— or even if you’re not right now—you probably have questions about your sexual health. How do you start that conversation with your healthcare provider? Two sexual health experts—Martha Kempner and Logan Levkoff—offer their advice.

Learn the Basics

What is Sexual Health?

It's more than STDs. It's about enjoying and embracing our sexuality.

Your Body

Learn more about sexual and reproductive anatomy, including how to recognize problems.

All About STIs

About 1 in 2 sexually active people will have a sexually transmitted infection at some point.

Talking to Your Kids about Sex

You are your child’s most important teacher. Be an askable parent.

Become a Sexual Health Ambassador

Are you passionate about sexual health? Do you have skills to share and a following on social media? Consider getting involved with ASHA's ambassador program. ASHA ambassadors are sexual health advocates that use social media to share information on a host of sexual health topics.

Educating Patients Leads to Better Health Outcomes

ASHA offers FREE digital patient educational materials for clinics and provider offices with our entire product line in English and Spanish. You can provide materials to patients in either digital or print format. Check out our resources and subscribe to our provider newsletter.