Sex, sexuality, and intimacy resources

Learn about sexuality, get the facts on the health risks and benefits of sex, and improve the emotional connection and intimacy in your relationships.

Sexual health
This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) webpage offers information about sexual health, sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, LGBT health, and sexual violence.

Kinsey Institute FAQs and statistics
Get answers to common questions about sexuality, gender, reproduction, and more from the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University.

Sexually transmitted diseases
Read expert advice, learn about sexually transmitted infections—including herpes, HIV/AIDS, syphilis, and chlamydia—and review research from MedlinePlus.

STD risk and oral sex
This fact sheet from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explains sexually transmitted diseases and ways to prevent the spread of infection.

Sexual dysfunction
Sexual dysfunction is common in many couple relationships, but help is available. Cleveland Clinic experts explore successful treatment methods including education, medication, and therapy.

Locate a sex therapist/counselor/educator
Use this directory from the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) to find AASECT-certified professionals.

Physical injury and intimacy: Managing relationship challenges and changes [PDF]
This fact sheet from the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS) offers strategies for maintaining intimacy in sexual relationships, especially for Warfighters diagnosed with combat-related physical injuries.

Reintegration and intimacy: Impact of invisible injuries [PDF]
When you return from deployment, you might experience PTSD or other emotional injuries. Learn how to improve intimacy in your relationships with tips from the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS).