World Sexual Health day is observed annually on 4 September. The theme this year is ‘Sexual pleasure in times of COVID-19.’
Sexual health is defined as a state of physical, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality that requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relations, as well as the possibility of having pleasant and safe sexual experiences, free from all coercion, discrimination and violence (WHO, 2002).
The Covid-19 pandemic intensifies current disparities between women and girls, as well as intolerance of minority population groups (functional diversity, LGTBIQ population, immigrants, etc.). In the current health crisis females – girls and women – are in greater danger of sexual abuse and family violence because of pressures from quarantine.
Sexuality is an inseparable and vital element of human beings, and we should concentrate on positive outcomes of sexual activity in line with sexual pleasure.