World Sexual Health Day 2017
Love Bonding and Intimacy
This theme goes beyond the current definition of “intimacy” which almost always implies being sexual with another person. It aims to break the idea that sexuality is just having sex, integrating the emotional aspects of it, and the human need for bonding. The joyful part of it is the sharing of our own sexual health and sexuality with someone we love or people we choose.
What can I do to celebrate World Sexual Health day 2017?
As World Sexual Health Day is a global and volunteer celebration, the possibilities are limitless. You can use the theme of this year’s WSHD and take it to wherever you find suitable, and in the ways that are easier for you. You can organize playful activities that involve everyone, or choose from the ones we are proposing. Download the leaflet for local organisers below!
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The history behind World Sexual Health Day
In 2010, the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) called all their organisations to celebrate, on each September 4th, World Sexual Health Day in an effort to promote a greater social awareness on sexual health across the globe. The first World Sexual Health Day was celebrated with the slogan “Let’s talk about it!” to start breaking fears and taboos surrounding sexuality.
World Sexual Health Day has been celebrated in 35 countries with a wide range of activities from Round Tables of Discussion to Conferences and Art Exhibitions. Country organizers have taken WSHD activities to schools, media, hospitals, libraries, universities, public squares, art halls, theatre groups, etc. WAS wants to ensure that sexual health issues are discussed everywhere! Past topics of World Sexual Health Day are:
- 2014 “Sexual health = sexual wellbeing”
- 2013 “To achieve sexual health, picture yourself owning your sexual rights!”
- 2012 “In a diverse world, sexual health for all!”
- 2011 “Youth’s sexual health: Shared rights and responsibilities.”
- 2010 “Let’s talk about it!”