Bill of Rights


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.