We believe that everyone should be able to consensually explore and express their sexual identities (which include sexual orientations, gender identities, relationship styles, and sexual preferences) both publicly and privately, without outside pressure or coercion. The CSPH advocates for ongoing education and open discourse about all aspects of sex and sexuality, trying to decrease stigmas against expressing sexual pleasure and desire. We stress that no form of sexual activity should ever be considered “essential” or “positive” for everyone, recognizing that sex has the potential to be empowering and natural, but sexual experiences are not universally identical. While individuals define their own sexual preferences as they see fit, personal preferences should not affect the ability to celebrate alternate sexual choices between other consenting adults. The CSPH believes in providing a safe and positive space where people can comfortably learn about all aspects of sexuality, and use this knowledge to help them healthily navigate whatever sexual decisions they make for themselves. High-res

We believe that everyone should be able to consensually explore and express their sexual identities (which include sexual orientations, gender identities, relationship styles, and sexual preferences) both publicly and privately, without outside pressure or coercion. The CSPH advocates for ongoing education and open discourse about all aspects of sex and sexuality, trying to decrease stigmas against expressing sexual pleasure and desire. We stress that no form of sexual activity should ever be considered “essential” or “positive” for everyone, recognizing that sex has the potential to be empowering and natural, but sexual experiences are not universally identical. While individuals define their own sexual preferences as they see fit, personal preferences should not affect the ability to celebrate alternate sexual choices between other consenting adults. The CSPH believes in providing a safe and positive space where people can comfortably learn about all aspects of sexuality, and use this knowledge to help them healthily navigate whatever sexual decisions they make for themselves.

“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.

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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.”
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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.

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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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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.”

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

“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.”

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