You have rights in the bedroom.. or wherever you find yourself! These include the right to
- accurate information about sexuality, contraception and sexually transmitted infections.
- say no to an unwanted touch of any kind
- stop being physical or sexual with a partner at any point
- make decisions about sexuality, in your own time
- express your sexuality safely
- not be pressured into being physical or sexual
- wear and do what you like without being sexually assaulted
- not express your sexuality unless you want to.
- feel safe in a physical or sexual relationship
- feel comfortable with your actions and those of others towards you.
- enjoy sex just for the pleasure of it
- be treated as an equal sexual partner
- be treated with dignity and respect at all times
- express your desires, needs and concerns – and be listened to
- be the one to initiate sex
- choose your sexual partner, whether they are the same or the opposite sex
- be treated by health care workers in a respectful, caring and sensitive way
Also see Equality, LGBT and Sexual Harassment