DEFINITIONS

What is Sexual Health?

The World Health Organization’s working definition of sexual health:

Sexual health is a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well being in relation to sexuality; it is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction or infirmity. Sexual health requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence (2).

What is Sexual Abstinence?

True To You defines sexual abstinence as refraining from sexual activity until a lifelong, mutually monogamous sexual relationship.

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What is Sexual Integrity?

Being true to moral and ethical principles; Undiminished; Honesty; Being true to yourself; Being entirely whole.