Sexual Health

What is Sexuality?

Before jumping into defining sexual health, let's talk about sexuality. The World Health Organization explains that sexuality includes: a persons sex, gender identities and roles, sexual orientation, pleasure, intimacy and reproduction. These can be complicated, but our Sexual Health page can help you learn more:

Then what is Sexual Health?

Good Sexual Health is not as simple as not being sick, it involves your physical, emotional & mental health as well as your social well-being. Let’s look at it another way, good sexual health involves having a positive mindset towards your sexuality. Before you can feel good about your sexual health, make sure you have the answers to some of the questions you have about your sexuality.


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You may have questions about sexually transmitted and blood borne infections (STBBI), where to get tested for STBBIs, or how to treat STBBIs. Visit our Get Tested Why Not page for more information.


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Condoms are the only way to protect yourself against sexually transmitted and blood borne infections (STBBIs). On our Sex It Smart page, you can order free condoms online, find other free condom providers across Ottawa, and learn how to use condoms.


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