Sexual health is a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality; 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.
- 6.1: Sexuality
- Sexuality is a major part of being human. Love, affection and sexual intimacy all play a role in healthy relationships. They also contribute to your sense of well-being. A number of disorders can affect the ability to have or enjoy sex in both men and women.
- 6.4: Sexual Dysfunction
- Sexual dysfunction can pose public health problems, as it is related to public health issues and affects people’s happiness and general well-being.
Thumbnail: A male and a female holding hands. Image used with permission (C BY-SA 2.0; April Killingsworth).