No matter where you are in the world, you can be concerned with your sexual health; the World Health Organization defines good health as being not just the absence of sickness or disease, but also the active presence of physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing. Aside from more obvious issues of sexual health (like wearing condoms to prevent disease, and getting regular Pap smears to check for cervical cancer) this includes the right to feel comfortable in our own bodies, the right to choose our partners and feel happy about them, and the right to enjoy ourselves as sexual beings.
The World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) is hosting the first ever World Sexual Health Day on September 4. The idea is an “international celebration of sexual health and sexual rights” — in as many countries and cities within those countries as possible. Take the opportunity to help out at a sponsored event (if there is one near you), talk to people about sexual health (and mental wellbeing), or ask the organizer, Rosemary Coates, for information to sponsor your own event. You still have time.