World Sexual Health Day 2023
What is World Sexual Health Day?
World Sexual Health Day is celebrated annually on 4 September to raise awareness about the importance of sexual health, rights, justice and pleasure for ALL.
One of the essential things WSHD focuses on is recognising sexual health as a human right, just like the WAS Sexual Rights Declaration did 25 years ago.
World Sexual Health Day is vital to WAS’s mission to bring Sexual Health, Rights, Justice and Pleasure to ALL. So let’s join in celebrating this important day!
The theme for WSHD 2023 is consent
As a society, we have come a long way in recognising the importance of sexual health, rights and justice, but there is still much work to be done in creating a culture of consent.
Consent is a crucial element of any healthy sexual encounter, and we must educate ourselves and others on what it means and how to obtain it. In addition, it is essential to respect and value everyone’s autonomy and choices in sexual matters, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, or any other factor.
This year’s theme of consent encourages us to reflect on our behaviour and how we can positively impact our communities. It is an opportunity to raise awareness, start conversations, and take action towards creating a world where everyone feels safe, respected, and empowered in their sexual lives.