5 Things Every Man Should Know About Sexual Health

Portrait of a Couple Lying on a BedWhen most of us think about sexual health we automatically think about going to the doctor and getting an STI test, but the concept is so much larger. Sexual health represents everything from the way we communicate sexually, intimacy, prevention, to education and our rights. The American Sexual Health Association (ASHA) defines sexual health as the “ability to embrace and enjoy our sexuality throughout our lives. It’s an important part of our physical and emotional health.”  The ASHA breaks the definition down into six components:

  • Understanding that sexuality is a natural part of life and involves more than sexual behavior.
  • Recognizing and respecting the sexual rights we all share.
  • Having access to sexual health information, education, and care.