What is healthy sexuality?
Healthy sexuality involves recognizing that we are all sexual beings and celebrating the ways that our sexuality benefits us physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Healthy sexuality is positive and enriches our lives. Healthy sexuality allows us to enjoy and control our sexual and reproductive behavior without guilt, fear or shame.
Sexual expression is a form of communication through which we give and receive pleasure and emotion. It has a wide range of possibilities - from sharing fun activities, feelings and thoughts, warm touch or hugs, to physical and emotional intimacy. It is expressed both individually and in relationships throughout life.
INFLUENCES OF SEXUALITY AND SEXUAL FUNCTION
Life experiences may have inhibited your ability to development or express
your sexual self in a healthy way. This may include experiences
or exposure to sexual abuse, infidelity, sexual compulsive behavior,
weight/body image issues, mixed messages and/or no clear messages
about healthy sexuality. Therapy would be a great resource to challenge
established beliefs about sexuality that may hinder your ability to be sexually
comfortable with yourself and within your relationship.