Posted: July 2, 2013
Updated: February 10, 2014
A shame-free sex education
smartphone app from
the University of Oregon Health Center
"SexPositive is an amazing, fun and completely addictive sex ed app"
-Dan Savage, New York Times bestselling author and sex advice columnist
"This is not your mother’s sex education. It’s real, practical, and very fun! Sexual health…right at your fingertips."
-Mary Gossart, Vice President of Education & Training, Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon
On February 2, 2014, we hit 10,000 downloads (6,000 IOS / 4,000 Android). Thanks to everyone who has made this app such a wonderful success!
Now available for android in the GooglePlay store! We're still
working out bugs w/the wheel interface on the thousands of different android
phones, so we went w/UrbanSpoon style tumblers for now. The next update
should include the wheel!
If you have feedback about the app, send us an email
It's difficult to predict when you may need access to sexual health information. With SexPositive, judgement-free information about sexually transmitted infections (STIs), safer sex practices, communication tips and healthy advice are available on your smartphone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Whether you're considering having sex or you're curious about the possibilities, SexPositive delivers sexual health information without the fear, secrecy, misinformation, judgment, and general negativity that often surrounds conversations about sexuality. How do we do that? We talk about what the University of Oregon Health Center knows best: what happens when a body part touches another body part or object.
What is Sex Positivity?
UO campus partners include:
Division of Student Affairs
|| "(Sex Positivity is) the cultural philosophy that understands sexuality as a
potentially positive force in one’s life, and it can, of course, be
contrasted with sex-negativity, which sees sex as problematic,
disruptive, dangerous. Sex-positivity allows for and in fact celebrates
sexual diversity, differing desires and relationships structures, and
individual choices based on consent."
-Carol Queen, UO Class of 1985, Phi Beta Kappa, founding director of the Center for Sex and Culture
"Sex positivity is the concept that the appropriate uses of sex extend beyond reproduction to enhancing pleasure, interpersonal relationships, spiritual growth, and emotional and physical health. In a sex positive world, everyone would be free to find a sex life that delights and empowers them."
-The Foundation and Center for Sex Positive Culture
Sex positivity strives to counter the fears, secrecy,
misinformation, judgment, and general negativity that currently surround
sexuality. It emphasizes medically accurate sex education and safer
sex. It makes no moral judgments about what forms sexuality
does or does not take. Sex positivity refers to a way of thinking that
embraces and promotes all forms of sexuality and consensual sexual
experience, placing these values on equal footing with the choice not to
engage in sexual activity.
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Education & Support Services
UO Sexual Violence Prevention & Education
Office of the Dean of Students
Department of Human Physiology
Department of Biology
Office of Strategic Communications
University Counseling and Testing Center
Peer Health Education Internship Program
Sexual Wellness Advocacy Team
SexPositive in the News:
Sex Education in the Palm of Your Hand (12/18/13)
Oregon Quarterly: There's an App for That? (Winter 2013)
Are Smartphone Apps the Sexual Health Tech of the Future? (11/15/13)
KVAL's App of the Week (11/1/13)
Jefferson Public Radio (10/24/13) audio
Mobile Health News (10/14/13)
UO Press Release (10/8/13)
Around the O (10/14/13)
Emerald Media (10/16/13)
Emerald Photo Essay (10/16/13)
KEZI (10/15/13) video
KVAL (10/14/13) video
SameSame (Australia 10/18/13)
Daily Emerald (10/5/13)
Portland Business Journal (10/4/13)
Daily Emerald (5/30/13)
For more information, contact Keith Van Norman, Health Promotion Marketing Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
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