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Many people find it empowering to know their sexual rights:

  • I have a right to develop healthy attitudes about sex.
  • I have a right to receive accurate sexual information.
  • I have a right to sexual privacy.
  • I have a right to protection from bodily harm or invasion.
  • I have a right to my own feelings, beliefs, opinions, and perceptions about sex.
  • I have a right to my own sexual limits.
  • I have a right to say no to sexual behaviour.
  • I have a right to experience sexual pleasure.
  • I have a right to be in control of my sexual experiences.
  • I have a right to control touch and sexual contact.
  • I have a right to stop sexual arousal that feels inappropriate or uncomfortable.
  • I have a right to develop my sexuality according to my sexual preferences and orientation.
  • I have a right to have a loving partner.
  • I have a right to have a partner that respects me, understands me, and is willing to communicate with me about sex.
  • I have a right to talk to my partner about my sexual assault and/or sexual abuse.
  • I have a right to enjoy healthy sexual pleasure and satisfaction.

Created by the University of Alberta Sexual Assault Centre, 2009
(http://www.sac.ualberta.ca/~/media/sac/Documents/Sexual_Healing_Pamphlet_2009.pdf)