Welcome to the WA Sexual Health Week website

Since 2008, when the first WA Sexual Health Week was launched the event has grown from strength to strength.  The next WA Sexual Health Week will be held from Monday 9 to Sunday 15 February 2015, with a number of Western Australian events being planned over the course of the week.

The theme for WA Sexual Health Week always includes Safety, Pleasure and Respect. These three simple words underpin a holistic understanding of sexual health.

Safety:

Pleasure:

Respect:

One common misconception about sexual health is that it means being physically healthy or having regular STI tests. Sexual health is a lot more than safer sex, preventing infection and unwanted pregnancy. Sexual health is about open communication, confidence in making informed choices, acceptance of our differences and a healthy understanding of sexuality and relationships. It is about life, love, relationships and the freedom of sexual expression. It is about what happens in the head and heart, it is about thoughts and feelings and how that relates to others. Sexual health is about safety, pleasure and respect.

WA Sexual Health Week coincides with other relevant events including National Sexual Health Week, National Condom Day and Valentines Day.