SEPTEMBER 4: WORLD SEXUAL HEALTH DAY
The Association of World Sexual Health observed September 4 as World Sexual Health Day in 2010 for the first time with the aim of awareness raising on a global scale.
The 2010 version of the day was celebrated by the motto “Let’s talk about it!” in order to break the de facto taboos on the issue in many countries and the resulting disasters such as unwanted pregnancies, permanent abuse, etc.
In 2011, the slogan for the day was “Youth’s sexual health: Shared rights and responsibilities” in consequence of UN declaration of the year as the International Year of the Youth and the creation of WSH Youth Initiative.
the focus of the day in 2012 turned to sexual diversities with the slogan “In a diverse world, sexual health for all!” aiming the improvement of sexual health in elders, transgender people, immigrants and the disabled.
The motto of this year’s sexual health day, “In a diverse world, sexual health for all!”, is in conformity with World Health Organization’s definition of sexual health as “a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality” that is by no means bounded with the absence of disease but by a sense of pleasure and respect in sexual relation.
With a glance at the four years slogans for the day, it is obvious that the general approach of the Association is toward the western creeds of sexuality.
The liberal view that holds the free sexual relations at every stage of life, free of supervision and limitation, the access to sex toys, prevention instruments and drugs, abortion by choice, and diverse ‘sexual orientations’ manifested in the homosexual parade are the least obvious outcomes of celebrating such a day.
Although only 35 countries, mainly from the developed world, are registered as the members of the association till now, the development in its activities in the future and the predictable side that UN will take for the Association are the alarm for societies with divers cultures.
The African and Asian countries, the states in which have been in an endless fight for securing their civilization culture of sex, would be the losers of any future confrontation the day might expectedly bring to the world, do they not take proper proxy envisages about it.
The most sanguine way to curb such approaches toward civilizations is to recognize the true sexual reforms such as those on abortion in orthodox views that risk the life of the mother, or those on female genital mutilation, in order to avoid certain types of stereotypical marks that western civilization uses against them in the name of human rights.