Our Mission

Established in 2007, the Center for Positive Sexuality is a 501c3 non-profit educational and research unincorporated association. Our mission is to provide cutting-edge, comprehensive information about sexuality from a sex positive perspective to clinicians, educators, health and legal professionals, professionals in training, and others. A sex-positive perspective acknowledges the wide range of human and sexual diversity among individuals; a multitude of sexual identities, orientations, and practices; gender presentations; and the need for accessible healthcare and education. Sex positivity also encourages open and safe communication, ethics, consent, empowerment of sexual minorities, and the resolution of various social problems that are associated with sexuality.

Our mission to provide information to professionals, students, and others is consistent with the World Health Organization's definition of sexual health which includes "a state of physical, emotional, mental, and social well-being related to sexuality..." requiring a "...positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination, and violence" and that "the sexual rights of all persons must be respected, protected, and fulfilled." (2002)

Staff Publications

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Sex Positive Education for Professionals and Students

professional development
Enhance your professional skills through our Professional Development Seminars and Workshops!
Schedule panels and presentations for your undergraduate and graduate classes. Current topics include:
Sexual Diversity
Gender Variance
Sex and Disabilities
BDSM: Fact & Fiction
Sex Workers
Polyamory and NonMonogamy
CPS Featured Volunteer!
Count Boogie, Educator
Read more about Count Boogie!
Center volunteers
We’re looking for interns and volunteers to help the Center expand!
Check out our current open positions!
Meet our existing staff!
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 Faerie's Books

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The Center for Positive Sexuality is a 501c3 educational and research organization.