Celebrating World Sexual Health Month: Embracing Freedom, Pleasure, and Safety
In September, the world comes together to celebrate Sexual Health Month—a time to acknowledge and prioritize our sexual well-being.
It’s a month that encourages open conversations, education, and advocacy around the freedom, pleasure, and safety rights of individuals.
Whether you’re on a journey of self-discovery, nurturing a loving relationship, or simply looking to enhance your sexual well-being, this month is for you.
One of the most powerful ways to celebrate World Sexual Health Month is to engage in open, honest, and non-judgmental conversations about sexual health. Whether it’s with your partner, a friend, or a healthcare professional, discussing your needs, desires, and concerns is essential for personal growth and relationship satisfaction.
- Talk with Your Partner: If you’re in a relationship, create a safe space where you and your partner can openly discuss your desires, boundaries, and fantasies. Effective communication can lead to a more fulfilling and satisfying sexual connection.
- Seek Professional Guidance: If you have questions or concerns about your sexual health, don’t hesitate to consult a healthcare provider or a therapist who specializes in sexual health. They can provide guidance and solutions tailored to your unique needs.
Empowerment through knowledge is key to sexual liberation. Take the opportunity this month to educate yourself about sexual health, consent, and pleasure.
- Read and Learn: There are plenty of books, articles, and online resources that cover a wide range of sexual health topics.
- “The Guide to Getting It On” by Paul Joannides: This comprehensive and humorous book covers a wide range of topics related to sexual health, relationships, and pleasure. It’s known for its accessible and non-judgmental approach.
- “Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life” by Emily Nagoski: This book explores the science of female sexuality and offers insights into improving sexual well-being and understanding one’s desires.
- “Sexual Intelligence: What We Really Want from Sex—and How to Get It” by Marty Klein: Marty Klein, a sex therapist, provides valuable advice on understanding and improving your sexual experiences and relationships.
- “Urban Tantra: Sacred Sex for the Twenty-First Century” by Barbara Carrellas: This book offers a modern and inclusive approach to sacred sexuality, combining elements of Tantra, BDSM, and other practices to help individuals and couples deepen their sexual and spiritual connections.
- “Becoming Cliterate: Why Orgasm Equality Matters and How to Get It” is a book written by Dr. Laurie Mintz: This book covers a range of topics related to female sexuality, including anatomy, communication, self-pleasure, and dispelling common myths and misconceptions.
- Many organizations and experts offer workshops and webinars on sexual health and well-being. Consider attending one to gain valuable insights and connect with like-minded individuals.
- Scarleteen Forums: Scarleteen is an inclusive and comprehensive sexual education resource. Their forums cover a wide range of topics related to sexuality and offer a supportive environment for discussion and questions.
- The STD Project: This website provides a supportive online community for individuals living with or affected by sexually transmitted infections (STIs). They offer resources, personal stories, and forums for discussion.
- Relationship, intimacy, and sexuality specialists are dedicated to providing innovative and effective therapeutic approaches with the shared belief that all individuals and partnerships deserve nonjudgmental support and guidance in growing and opening to greater love, happiness, and pleasure.
Website (therapy CA): Relationship and Intimacy Wellbeing
Website (coaching globally): Holistic Sexual Healing
World Sexual Health Month is a time to celebrate and prioritize your sexual well-being.
Embrace the freedom, pleasure, and safety rights that every individual deserves.
By engaging in open conversations and educating yourself, you can take significant steps toward sexual liberation and freedom. When we heal and create more freedom, we help the whole planet heal and create more freedom.
Remember, your sexual health is an essential part of your overall well-being, and it deserves to be celebrated and cherished throughout the year, not just in September.