September is National Sexual Health Awareness Month
Author Jill Collins
Over the last year and a half, many of us became much more reliable on technology which included (but isn’t limited to) working from home, attending classes, virtual hang out sessions with friends and family, and sexual experiences. We have had to adapt to many life changes due to the ongoing pandemic. Less direct contact with people had more individuals relying only on technology and websites to find pleasure, a new job or side gig, or sometimes both. Sexual health is an ever-changing landscape of knowledge we each deserve to access as our basic human rights, so it’s very important for all of us to stay informed of how we can continue to live healthy sexual lives.
The World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) intends to spark thoughts and action for recognizing sexual health as a right and enforcing the sexual rights we all have as human beings. They have announced theme for this year’s World Sexual Health Day (observed yearly on September 4th) was Turn it on: Sexual health in a digital world. The world of technology can be a place where these rights get violated easily and frequently. We need to continue to spread awareness and share information regarding our sexual health rights. That’s why we have an entire month to boost these efforts as September marks National Sexual Health Awareness Month!
At BetweenUs Health, we strive to help teens and parents with health education and confidentiality. We are excited to be joining along with the American Sexual Health Association (ASHA) on the recognition and promotion of National Sexual Health Awareness Month! Stay tuned on our social media platforms (Facebook and Instagram) to learn more about sexual health education topics for teens and their parents.