Each person defines healthy relationships and healthy sexuality differently based on one’s needs, hopes, and expectations. Here are some definitions to consider:
Healthy sexuality is the capacity to understand, enjoy, and control one’s own sexual and reproductive behavior in a voluntary and responsible manner that enriches individuals and their lives. Sexuality is an integral part of the human experience with physical, emotional, intellectual, social, and spiritual dimensions. Healthy sexuality is often characterized by: communication, individuality, trust, understanding, respect, empathy, honesty, self-confidence, equality, mutual support, choice, and enjoyment.