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Two Directors Of Modern Sex Therapy Institutes and Modern Sexuality Training Institute share their definitions of sexual health!

“Sexual health is defined differently for each person. To many, being sexually healthy includes being comfortable with your own sexuality and making decisions related to and communicating about it; the ability to enjoy our sexuality, sexual pleasure and intimacy without fear, guilt, or shame; understanding the diversity of sexuality separate from just sexual behavior; respecting sexual rights; respecting all genders and sexual orientations; having access to healthcare, and the education to avoid unintended pregnancy and minimize the risk of sexually transmitted infections (and accessing treatment if needed).” — Dr. Rachel Needle, licensed psychologist and certified sex therapist, the Whole Health Psychological Center and Co-Director of Modern Sex Therapy Institutes

“Sexual health is physical, emotional, intellectual, relational, cultural, and political. To truly be sexually healthy, all of these pillars need to be aligned.” — Logan Levkoff, PhD, sexuality and relationship educator, co-author of Got Teens?: The Doctor Moms’ Guide to Sexuality, Social Media and Other Adolescent Realities, and Co-Director of the Modern Sex Therapy Institutes’ Sex Educator Certification Program.

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