The World Health Organisation defines sexual health as “…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. For sexual health to be attained and maintained, the sexual rights of all persons must be respected, protected and fulfilled.” (WHO, 2006a)

Goofey press in the award winning guide to sexual health adds, “We have given up on trying to pin a tail of definition on the big donkey of sex. It seems that any definition of sex needs to fit with who you are as an individual as well as your particular situation.” (Joannides, 2012, p. 12).