Established in 2007, the Center for Positive Sexuality is a 501c3 non-profit educational and research unincorporated association. Our mission is to address social issues through sex positive research and education.
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. We define positive sexuality through our 8-dimension model.
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)
If you would like to know more about the individual educators, please go to our Educators page. If you would like to know more about the individual researchers, please go to our Researchers page.
The Center for Positive Sexuality is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA and has given presentations and delivered papers at various conferences and conventions across the U.S and internationally.
This project is funded personally by the volunteers as well as through public and private donations and grants. If you would like to contribute to the furthering of sex-positive information and education, please donate today.