Sexual Rights – How to Use Your Sexual Rights #1-#6 for Sexual Health & Enhancing Your Sexuality!

DECLARATION OF SEXUAL RIGHTS: Rights #1 – #6 —

The Declaration of Sexual Rights was adopted in the summer of 1999 at the 14th World Congress on Sexology. This statement states the following about sexuality:

“Sexuality is an integral part of everyone’s personality. Their full development depends on the satisfaction of basic human needs such as the desire for contact, intimacy, emotional expression, lust, tenderness and love. Because health is a basic human right, sexual health must be a basic human right. To ensure that people and societies develop healthy sexuality, the following sexual rights must be recognised, promoted, respected and defended by all means by all societies.”

In other words, the 14th World Congress on Sexology declared that sexual health is a basic human right. Congress participants adopted eleven (11) fundamental sexual rights to ensure that healthy sexuality is developed by people and societies. Sexual Rights #1 – #6 adopted by the 14th World Congress on Sexology are listed below:

1. The right to sexual freedom: Sexual freedom encompasses the opportunity for individuals to express their full potential. encompasses the right of every adult to express themselves freely and fully in the manner most appropriate for them to be sexually whole and complete. This right to sexual freedom excludes and makes unacceptable ALL forms of sexual coercion, exploitation and sexual abuse.

2. The right to sexual autonomy, sexual integrity and safety of the sexual body: This right allows each person to make autonomous decisions about their own sex life. These decisions are based on the personal and social ethics of that person. This autonomy is consistent with the health and safety of the sexual body.

3. The right to sexual privacy: This statement gives everyone the right to their own privacy in sexual matters. It follows that one person’s privacy does not interfere with the sexual privacy rights of others.

4. The right to sexual equality: This right relates to freedom from all forms of discrimination. This non-discrimination extends to, but is not limited to, gender, gender, sexual orientation, age, race, social class, religion, or physical and mental disability.

5. The right to sexual pleasure: This sexual pleasure serves as a source of physical, psychological, intellectual, and spiritual well-being.

6. The right to emotional sexual expression: This right is more than erotic pleasure in sexual acts. It includes the fact that individuals have the right to express their sexuality through communication, touch, emotional expression, and love.

Honoring and expressing your own sexual rights is your gift to yourself. This supports you in building your own healthy sexual self!

I encourage you to keep USE these rights as a solid expression of your own healthy sexuality! I also invite you to find new ways to expand these rights in your life to intensify the healthy elements that add the pleasure and satisfaction of loving sexuality to your life and that of your partner.