Unlearning Sexual Health Myths

Unlearning Sexual Health Myths

A big part of coming into adulthood is unlearning childhood messages that can hold us back in our growth and relationships, including when it comes to sexuality and sexual health. That’s important information, says Asa Radix, MD, PhD, senior director of research and education at New York City’s Callen-Lorde Community Health Center and vice chair of the board of the American Sexual Health Association (ASHA). ASHA’s website, ashasexualhealth.org, is a wonderful resource for all kinds of sexual health information, including on finding a caring sexual health provider near you. “Sexual health is all about being able to embrace and enjoy your sexuality throughout your life, because it’s an important part of life,” says Radix. “We go to therapy together, and the therapist encouraged me to talk to him about sexual exploration,” she says.

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