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What is sexual health?

August 3, 2021
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Posted By: Margie Kaems

First off, let’s ask ourselves, what is sex?  Is it one activity?  More than one?  Is physical contact a necessary component?  How about connection?  Pleasure?  Consent?  Is it sex if you are alone?

 

And, why is it important to you to have sex?  Or, not important?

 

These questions are a great first step to consider, and there are many different opinions/answers to all of these—no right answers!

 

Most of us have some pretty boxed-in ideas about what sex is, including sexual health.  And, often the primary focus of sex therapy is to consider new ways of looking at sexual health.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When I talk about sexual health, I am thinking about 4 key components: 

 

 

 

   Safety from Disease

 

 

  Access to accurate information--Between the mixed-up messages we get in social circles, through the media, health class, no wonder most of us are confused!

 

 

  Pleasure--And, what sex education program actually includes pleasure as a topic?

 

 

  Freedom from violence/coercion

 

 

 

I discuss all four of the topics above as needed in sessions.  No genuine questions will surprise me!  

 

 

Give us a call at 720-457-3342 if you have any questions or would like to schedule a session.

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