“Sex positivity is the acceptance of all sexual orientations, gender identities and sexual behaviors and experiences as beautiful, legitimate and unique. All sexual experiences must be fun, consensual and safe.”

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Sex positivity is the acceptance of all sexual orientations, gender identities and sexual behaviors and experiences as beautiful, legitimate and unique. All sexual experiences must be fun, consensual and safe.

[Part of our weekly Sex Positive Saturday (current interns) series! Visit http://thecsph.tumblr.com for more, or to submit your own definitions.]

“I believe that sex positivity is the ability to make decisions related to one’s own body and sexuality without fear of judgement, harassment, or violence. I believe that this covers proper education and access to birth control, education, sex positive discussions/resources/spaces, abortion, etc. I think that being sex positive means critically examining the shame surrounded sex and sexuality and working to relieve one’s self and others of that shame.”
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I believe that sex positivity is the ability to make decisions related to one’s own body and sexuality without fear of judgement, harassment, or violence. I believe that this covers proper education and access to birth control, education, sex positive discussions/resources/spaces, abortion, etc. I think that being sex positive means critically examining the shame surrounded sex and sexuality and working to relieve one’s self and others of that shame.

[Part of our weekly Sex Positive Saturday (current interns) series! Visit http://thecsph.tumblr.com for more, or to submit your own definitions.]

“Sex positivity is an approach to sex and sexuality that promotes personal awareness, exploration, and self-acceptance, and that recognizes sexuality as a positive force that enhances all aspects of life.  This approach values sexual diversity, and regards sexual pleasure and expression in all safe and consensual forms, as a right to which every individual is entitled.”
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Sex positivity is an approach to sex and sexuality that promotes personal awareness, exploration, and self-acceptance, and that recognizes sexuality as a positive force that enhances all aspects of life.  This approach values sexual diversity, and regards sexual pleasure and expression in all safe and consensual forms, as a right to which every individual is entitled.”

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“To me, sex positivity encompases the right for sexuality to be typical and normalized as healthful and pleasurable.  On top of that, it represents the equality between all identifications of sex and sexualities between all peoples.  The term embraces sexuality, instead of shunning it.  Sex positivity promotes being in touch with oneself thoughts and emotions, effective and compassionate communication in sexual relations, and cognition of the importance of consent as well as the rejection of rape culture.”
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To me, sex positivity encompases the right for sexuality to be typical and normalized as healthful and pleasurable.  On top of that, it represents the equality between all identifications of sex and sexualities between all peoples.  The term embraces sexuality, instead of shunning it.  Sex positivity promotes being in touch with oneself thoughts and emotions, effective and compassionate communication in sexual relations, and cognition of the importance of consent as well as the rejection of rape culture.”

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“Sex Positive/ Sex Positivity: That sexual desires and needs are not only an individualistic right, but also that people should not be shamed for having sexual agency. Sex positivity includes but is not limited to: the right to consent for all sexual acts, the right to embrace one’s own sexual orientation, gender identity, and the right to access medically sound sexual health information.”
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Sex Positive/ Sex Positivity: That sexual desires and needs are not only an individualistic right, but also that people should not be shamed for having sexual agency. Sex positivity includes but is not limited to: the right to consent for all sexual acts, the right to embrace one’s own sexual orientation, gender identity, and the right to access medically sound sexual health information.”

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"[Sex Positivity is] the belief that experiencing profound pleasure is the birthright of every human being and that we should be able to express our sexuality in whatever manner we see fit, provided all parties involved have given enthusiastic consent.”
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"[Sex Positivity is] the belief that experiencing profound pleasure is the birthright of every human being and that we should be able to express our sexuality in whatever manner we see fit, provided all parties involved have given enthusiastic consent.”

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“Sex Positivity is the belief that sex is a natural, fun, and healthy aspect of one’s life. It acknowledges without judgment that people have preferences and behaviors that don’t always conform to what we enjoy, and that those are 100% as valid as our own desires. Sex Positivity is gender, sexuality, race, faith, ability, and class inclusive and should not judge any other person based on their desires or behaviors, assuming that they are not hurting themselves or anyone else.”
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Sex Positivity is the belief that sex is a natural, fun, and healthy aspect of one’s life. It acknowledges without judgment that people have preferences and behaviors that don’t always conform to what we enjoy, and that those are 100% as valid as our own desires. Sex Positivity is gender, sexuality, race, faith, ability, and class inclusive and should not judge any other person based on their desires or behaviors, assuming that they are not hurting themselves or anyone else.”

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Today’s Word of the Day is Dad-Dar!

When you are living in a sexually-conservative house that frowns upon masturbation, all of your jerk-sessions must become covert operations. After a few years of this, you’ve honed a sixth sense known as dad-dar, mom-dar’s partner in crime. It’s an almost extra-sensory knowledge of where your dad is and how likely he is to interrupt your masturbation. Every little creek of the floor must be noticed. What was that noise? Was that a dog? Who just came into the driveway? You become aware of the routines of the house. You’ve learned its secrets. If you have quick enough reflexes and sharp enough dad-dar then even the most conservative homes should allow years of happy, uninterrupted masturbation.

Our #10 most popular (ever) SPS definition! “Sex positivity argues that an approach towards issues of sexuality and gender should be framed as healthy and enjoyable facets of one’s life. Sadly, this term is used to distinguish from the often sex-negative attitude of the social world we inhabit. A sex-positive philosophy is concerned primarily with consent, health and pleasure. It serves to maximize individual freedom and autonomy, and is a tool that can be used against discrimination and inequality. It rejects the latent powers of a sex-negative culture, which strives to repress and regulate the expression of sexuality and gender, sexual activities and preferences through oppressive means of shame, fear and ignorance. In contrast, ownership over one’s desires and identity, and respect for those of others is central to a sex-positive outlook, and leaves open an infinite number of ways for one to better understand themselves and others, and specifically the huge part that sexuality has to play in all areas of our lives.”
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Our #10 most popular (ever) SPS definition! 

Sex positivity argues that an approach towards issues of sexuality and gender should be framed as healthy and enjoyable facets of one’s life. Sadly, this term is used to distinguish from the often sex-negative attitude of the social world we inhabit. A sex-positive philosophy is concerned primarily with consent, health and pleasure. It serves to maximize individual freedom and autonomy, and is a tool that can be used against discrimination and inequality. It rejects the latent powers of a sex-negative culture, which strives to repress and regulate the expression of sexuality and gender, sexual activities and preferences through oppressive means of shame, fear and ignorance. In contrast, ownership over one’s desires and identity, and respect for those of others is central to a sex-positive outlook, and leaves open an infinite number of ways for one to better understand themselves and others, and specifically the huge part that sexuality has to play in all areas of our lives.

[Part of our weekly Sex Positive Saturday (most popular) series! Visit http://thecsph.tumblr.com for more, or to submit your own definitions.]

“The sex-positive attitude acknowledges that sex can - intentionally or unintentionally - be a source of pleasure, pain, trauma, healing, income, survival and many other diverse functions. Yet, no sexual preference or practice - or lack thereof - between mature consenting adults should be the subject of shame, prosecution or condemnation. “

For the next several weeks, we will be featuring two different SPS series: the first (this one) will be quotes from current interns. The second will be a round-up of our top 10 most popular definitions to date. Join us for the countdown!
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The sex-positive attitude acknowledges that sex can - intentionally or unintentionally - be a source of pleasure, pain, trauma, healing, income, survival and many other diverse functions. Yet, no sexual preference or practice - or lack thereof - between mature consenting adults should be the subject of shame, prosecution or condemnation. “

For the next several weeks, we will be featuring two different SPS series: the first (this one) will be quotes from current interns. The second will be a round-up of our top 10 most popular definitions to date. Join us for the countdown!

[Part of our weekly Sex Positive Saturday series! Visit http://thecsph.tumblr.com for more, or to submit your own definitions.]

I believe that sex positivity is the ability to make decisions related to one’s own body and sexuality without fear of judgement, harassment, or violence. I believe that this covers proper education and access to birth control, education, sex positive discussions/resources/spaces, abortion, etc. I think that being sex positive means critically examining the shame surrounded sex and sexuality and working to relieve one’s self and others of that shame.

Ruby, CSPH Programming Intern, Summer 2013

[Part of our weekly Sex Positive Saturday series! Visit http://thecsph.tumblr.com for more, or to submit your own definitions.]

Sex positivity is the acceptance of all sexual orientations, gender identities and sexual behaviors and experiences as beautiful, legitimate and unique. All sexual experiences must be fun, consensual and safe.

Sasha, CSPH Education Intern, Summer 2013

[Part of our weekly Sex Positive Saturday series! Visit http://thecsph.tumblr.com for more, or to submit your own definitions.]