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About 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, theater groups, etc. WAS wants to ensure that sexual health issues are discussed everywhere!

World Sexual Health Day Committee

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Past themes of World Sexual Health Day:

  • 2023 Consent

  • 2022 Let’s Talk Pleasure

  • 2021 Turn it on (Sexual Health in a digital world)

  • 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!

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