A Sexual Rebirth

Sex positivity is on the rise, thankfully.

With it, comes widespread awareness to sexual wellness. An increasing number of sexologists and commentators is testament to this movement. However algorithms are still programmed to filter the word s3x and all that it encompasses.

Slowly, and with a huge amount of traction; stigma and the taboo nature of sexuality is starting to slowly shed its limiting beliefs. Normalising conversations around pleasure, consent, fantasy, eroticism, relationship structures, and a myriad of sexual health concerns is a breath of fresh air.

Questions for you

Want to join the conversation? It helps to start thinking about where your sexual health sits and what it encompasses. Perhaps it’s time to start challenging your belief system, and ask yourself what role does sex play in your life, and what role would you like it to play?

Be curious and without judgement ask yourself: Why do you have sex? What does sex mean to you? The liberating notion of sex positivity now puts sex at the forefront in your life however you would like sex to be.

The Meaning

Sex positive does not mean your sexuality has to fit into a particular box, it does not mean forcing yourself to enjoy specific acts, and it also doesn’t mean you have to feel guilty for not wanting sex as much as your partner.

Sex positive could simply be defined as having the freedom to do whatever you like, whenever you like; as long as it’s consensual, safe, legal, and (hopefully) pleasurable. The wellness space is getting us to think about the self in a holistic manner.


Physical, psychological, spiritual, and sexual are all parts of the self to consider. These parts all work intrinsically with one another.

Focussing on one and not the others could do yourself a disservice. Previous discourse kept sexual wellness out of the public spotlight and hidden in the shadows.

Today, sexual health is starting to be recognized as an important conversation when holistically looking at the ‘self’.


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