Family Life Victoria (FLV) endorses the World Health Organisation’s definition of sexuality, which is: “…a central aspect of being human throughout life encompasses sex, gender identities and roles, sexual orientation, eroticism, pleasure, intimacy and reproduction. Sexuality is experienced and expressed in thoughts, fantasies, desires, beliefs, attitudes, values, behaviours, practices, roles and relationships. While sexuality can include all of these dimensions, not all of them are always experienced or expressed. Sexuality is influenced by the interaction of biological, psychological, social, economic, political, cultural. legal, historical, religious and spiritual factors” – WHO, 2006a


We are committed to excellence in sexuality education, affirming that all people are sexual throughout life, have a right to information and choice, and that acceptance of sexuality is integral to health.