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WA Sexual Health Week

There's a common misconception that sexual health is just about safe sex, contraception and avoiding HIV, sexually transmissible infections and unintended pregnancies. There is so much more to sexual health than just that.

Sexual health is about taking responsibility for your health and the health of your partner/s. This includes physical health and safety, mental and emotional health, communication and relationships and so much more. Taking care of your sexual health might mean preventing unplanned pregnancy and STIs, but it's also about open communication with your sexual partners. It's talking how you want to protect yourselves, your limits and boundaries, what you are willing to do or not do. It's about respect for yourself, your body and that of your partners; and them having the same respect in turn.

A healthy sexual life is about being informed and confident in the decisions you make. It is about taking proactive steps to take care of yourself and your health. It is being able to accept differences and having a healthy understanding of sexuality and relationships. Sexual health is about you and your partner/s feeling safe and being safe; physically, emotionally and mentally. Sexual health is about you and your partner/s feeling respected and being respect; where there is a freedom for sexual expression. Sexual health about you and your partner/s experiencing pleasure, connection and intimacy.

WA Sexual Health Week 2019 is about celebrating and promoting sexual health in its entirety. It is about finding ways to have a healthy sexual life where you experience feeling safe, respected and, above all, pleasure. It runs from 13 - 20 February this year with fun events and opportunities to learn more about sexual health.



Take our Online Quiz to test your sexual health knowledge here:

Brush up on your knowledge on a variety of sexual health topics (all the stuff you were never taught!) We have articles on body confidencesexuality, safer sexcontraception, intimacymasturbation, sex and the lawcommunicationtrust and respect, healthy vs unhealthy relationships, how to use condomsnegotiating sexSTIssexual consent and much much more! 


M Clinic will be offering FREE Rapid HIV Testing for men who have sex with men. Book online or call (08 9227 0734) during these times:
  • Wed, 13th Feb - 1.30pm to 8.00pm
  • Thur, 14th Feb - 2.00pm to 8.00pm
  • Fri, 15th Feb - No rapid HIV testing offered on Fridays
  • Mon, 18th Feb - 1.00pm to 5.00pm
  • Tues, 19th Feb - 9.30am to 4.00pm
  • Wed, 20th Feb - 1.30pm to 8.00pm

Are you a community group, non-profit or community-based organisation, service provider or work with people in need of sexual health resources? You can receive FREE safer sex packs (condom and lubrication sachet) (max. 50) by emailing or calling 9482 0000 to order. Download a Free Condoms Poster here to display with the safe sex packs. 

Downloadable resources on consent, taking safe sexy selfies and safe sex are available below

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Resources also available from the WA Department of Health. Please contact Joanna Collins to order. 


National Condom Day occurs every year on 14th February (some call it Valentine's Day). It started in the 1980s, promoting the use of condoms and to educate on the importance of practising safe sex.  It's a great chance to discuss and promote sexual relationships that are healthy and respectful. The theme for 2019 is Consent with the tagline "Ask First: Communicate and Negotiate."

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You can celebrate National Condom Day and make a difference by joining us 
for a SAFE SEX PACKING SESSION. Every year we send approximately 100,000 free safe sex packs all over WA to events, organisations, schools, community groups and much more. Your help packing these makes a massive difference and is essential in us being able to provide them. 


If you are a current volunteer, log into your MyVolunteerPage account to register. If not, you can contact us for more information.

If you are keen to party and celebrate National Condom Day with FREE music, performances, games and pizza, then head down to Foyer Oxford and celebrate with the YEP Project. The venue is wheelchair accessible with gender-neutral single stall bathrooms. Click here for the Facebook event.

You can also celebrate National Condom Day with free resources from Sexual Health Quarters. They have some cool resources you can order or download, as well as great ideas for event and activities.

Other Useful Sexual Health Resources

The Line - Sex articles  Tune In Not Out  Sex, Worth Talking About  HealthDirect    AVERT Department of Health 
Get The Facts     Love - Good, Bad, Ugly     Freedom Centre    Family Planning NSW    BraveHearts     Marie Stopes Australia 
Sexual Health Quarters Sexual Assault Resource Centre Could I Have It? Sex Etc.    Play Safe  Play Safe   SHINE SA

WA Sexual Health Week is proudly supported by:
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"Safety Pleasure Respect" has been used with the permission of Shine SA

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To minimise the impact and further transmission of HIV, other blood borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections. To reduce social, legal and policy barriers which prevent access to health information and effective support and prevention services.

WA AIDS Council would like to acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Custodians of this country throughout Australia, and their strength, resilience and connection to land and community. In particular, the WA AIDS Council would like to acknowledge the Wadjuk people of the Noongar Nation as the traditional custodians of the land in which our office is located.


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