Why We Are Here

Why Do We Do It?

Because healthy sexuality is great and can enhance life for all people – at any stage of life!
Sexual health is an important piece of our overall health and like everything else, it can be influenced by where and how we live - the people around us; how much money we have; culture; how much we know; and what services we have available to us.

We believe that everyone has the right to complete, freely-accessible, non-judgmental information about sexual and reproductive health.
It's important for individuals to be able to make the informed decisions they feel most comfortable with, without pressure from other “authorities” – such as parents, teachers, government, the media, etc.

What is Sexual Health?

Sexual health has been defined in a lot of ways – and we endorse the World Health Organization's definition:

Sexual health is…the integration of the physical, emotional, intellectual, and social aspects of sexual being in ways that are positively enriching and that enhance personality, communication, and love… Sexual health involves a capacity to enjoy and control sexual and reproductive behavior in accordance with a social and personal ethic… freedom from fear, shame, guilt, false beliefs, and other psychological factors inhibiting sexual response and impairing sexual relationships… and freedom from organic disorders, diseases, and deficiencies that interfere with sexual and reproductive function.

 

In short – a person's sexuality is an important part of life – one that influences and is influenced by a lot of other kinds of health. When someone has good sexual health, they feel good about it and it helps in other parts of life too – it is life-enhancing! It means feeling confident that you are in control of your sexual and reproductive behavior – that your decisions make sense to you and make you feel good and that they are in line with your values and beliefs.