What are you comfortable with? What are you uncomfortable with? These questions are important for all relationships, including those which are sexual. The Sexual Bill of Rights is a list of rights everyone is entitled to in a relationship, centered around yourself and your partner. Knowing your rights will help you make important decisions concerning your relationship, including defining and maintaing sexual boundaries.
BILL OF RIGHTS
I have the right…
- To always be treated with respect. In a respectful relationship, you should be treated as an equal.
- To not be hurt physically or emotionally. You should feel safe in your relationships at all times.
- To be in a healthy relationship. A healthy relationship is not controlling, manipulative, or jealous. A healthy relationship involves honesty, trust, and communications.
- To not be hurt physically or emotionally. You should feel safe in your relationship at all times.
- To refuse sex or affection at anytime. A healthy relationship involves making consensual sexual decisions.
- To not have sex. Even if you have had sex before, you have the right to refuse sex for any reason.
- To have friends and activities apart from my boyfriend or girlfriend. Spending time by yourself, with male or female friends, or with family is normal and healthy.
- To end a relationship. You should not be harassed, threatened, or made to feel guilty for ending an unhealthy or healthy relationship. You have the right to end a relationship for any reason you choose.