WSHD 2023: Consent!

This year’s World Sexual Health Day (WSHD) Theme is Consent!

Mark your calendars for September 4th, 2023!

Consent is a crucial element of any healthy sexual encounter, and we must educate ourselves and others on what it means, how to express it, 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.

As WSHD 2023 approaches, we encourage you to start planning how to get involved and positively impact your community.

Together, we can raise awareness, reduce stigma, and improve access to essential sexual health resources. Let’s work towards a healthier, happier world with Sexual Health, Rights, Justice, and Pleasure for All!

Access the WSHD website here!




Committee Members: 

Lynn Barclay, Chair 

Jaqueline Brendler  

Stefano Eleuteri, Vice Chair 

Cristina Tania Fridman 

Alain Giami  

Felipe Hurtado Murillo  

Jeyarani Kamaraj  

Sara Nasserzadeh  

Luis Perelman 

Tomoko Saotome 

Masayoshi Yanagida 


For More Information Contact 

Twitter: @SexualHealthDay and @DiaSaludSexual  

Facebook: and  

World Sexual Health Day official site (in English and Spanish) 

World Association of Sexual Health:  


World Sexual Health Day – English


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The history behind World Sexual Health Day

In 2010, the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) called all their organizations to celebrate, on each September 4th, the World Sexual Health Day (WSHD) 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 60 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:

  • 2022  Let’s Talk Pleasure
  • 2021 TURN IT ON [Sexual Health in a digital word]
  • 2020 “Sexual pleasure in times of COVID-19”
  • 2019 “Sexuality Education for all: a bridge to sexual health”
  • 2018 “Sexual Health and Sexual Rights are FUNDAMENTAL for well-being – Celebrating 40 years of the World Association for Sexual Health”
  • 2017 “Love, bonding and intimacy, a possibility for all”
  • 2016 “Sexual Health: Eliminating the Myths”
  • 2015 “Sexual Health for a fairer society”
  • 2014 “Sexual health: The well-being of sexuality”
  • 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!”