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Our Philosophy

Vision of Sexual Health

AASECT affirms the fundamental value of sexuality as an inherent, essential, and beneficial dimension of being human. Read More Here

Position on Reparative Therapy

The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) takes the position that same sex orientation is not a mental disorder and we oppose any “reparative” or conversion therapy that seeks to “change” or “fix” a person’s sexual orientation. AASECT does not believe that sexual orientation is something that needs to be “fixed” or “changed.” Read More Here

Position on Touch and the AASECT Certified Professional

The question has been asked "When is it acceptable to touch patients/clients? When is it not sexual misconduct? Read More Here

Position on Sexual Expression including Orientation and Identity

It is the position of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists that we oppose any and all therapy models and interventions as well as any educational programs and curricula that seek to pathologize, dictate, or prescribe a person’s sexual orientation, identity, and/or consensual, sexual expression, whether or not it is conventional or atypical. Read More Here

Position on Sex Addiction

AASECT recognizes that people may experience significant physical, psychological, spiritual and sexual health consequences related to their sexual urges, thoughts or behaviors. AASECT recommends that its members utilize models that do not unduly pathologize consensual sexual behaviors. Read More Here 

AASECT Statement - Charlottesville

On behalf of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT), we are heartbroken, disappointed, outraged, and horrified by the recent displays of racism, misogyny, anti-Semitism, and violence in Charlottesville. Read More Here