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World Sexual Health Day North America: Sexual Pleasure in Times of COVID-19

Friday, September 25, 2020 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Zoom webinar conference

Sexual Pleasure in Times of COVID-19: Liberation & Pleasure

World Association for Sexual Health
Office of Sexual Assault & Relationship Abuse Education & Response (SARA) Office at Stanford University
Weiland Health Initiative at Stanford University

World Sexual Health Day

Sept. 25th, 2020


World Sexual Health Day is an effort to promote greater social awareness of sexual health around the globe. In 2010, the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) called on organizations to celebrate World Sexual Health Day every year on Sept. 4th, today! The first World Sexual Health Day was celebrated with the slogan “Let’s talk about it!” to start breaking fears and taboos surrounding sexuality.

Since then, World Sexual Health Day has been celebrated in 35 countries in a variety of ways, from round table discussions to conferences and art exhibitions. Country organizers have taken WSHD activities to schools, media outlets, hospitals, libraries, universities, public squares, art halls, theatre groups, and so many more places. WAS wants to ensure that sexual health issues are discussed everywhere!

This year we are focusing on Pleasure and Liberation during COVID-19!  We will be holding our FREE virtual conference through Zoom. Click this registration link to RSVP for WSHD as well as to RSVP for CE’s for the virtual sessions.

We will be hosting a wide and esteemed panel of speakers to discuss sex during quarantine, pleasure as liberation for BIWOC, pain and pleasure from multiple perspectives, consent, and debunking desire! Additionally, we annually host a writing contest that supports writers with an active interest in sexuality and sexual health and further seeks to promote and support their efforts for greater global awareness and community outreach. Click this link to learn more about the writing contest!

We hope you will join us on Sept. 25th, 2020 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm PST to discuss pleasure and liberation! Feel free to join us for part of the day if you can’t make the whole conference!
RSVP here!

For any questions about the event, feel free to contact Marissa Floro, PhD at