Sexual Health Month

In honor of World Sexual Health Day on September 4, ASHA marks September as Sexual Health Month each year.

Each year, the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) celebrates World Sexual Health Day on September 4th, and the theme for the 2020 observation is Sexual Pleasure in Times of COVID-19. While recognizing the challenges posed by the global COVID-19 pandemic, WAS notes that “life must go on and that sexuality is an inseparable and essential part of human beings.” To that end, they highlight their Declaration on Sexual Pleasure, recognizing the current situation as “an opportunity to celebrate and promote sexual pleasure, to highlight the possibilities of accessing a pleasurable sexual life, free of coercion, motivating people to pursuit positive outcomes from sexual activity, exploring their bodies and relationships.”

Check out the resources offered by WAS on Sexual Health Day and visit ASHA’s Sex and COVID-19 page for more on how to stay safe and healthy during this time.

Throughout the month ASHA will offer expanded sexual health resources including podcasts, fact sheets, and other online resources:

We’ll feature additional items during September so follow us on Facebook and Twitter to make sure you get the latest!

Podcast Interview with Eli Coleman

“No matter what one’s gender identity or sexual orientation we all have the basic needs of expression of our sexuality, the need for love and bonding.”

In this episode of ASHA’s Sex+Health podcast, Dr. Eli Coleman, director of the Program in Human Sexuality at the University of Minnesota and a former member of ASHA’s board of directors, talks about developing a broader view of sexual health that goes beyond merely having sex with another person.

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