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Sexual Rights 

The right to make your own decisions about being sexual (or not), regardless of your partner's wishes.

The right to make your own decisions about birth control and protection from sexually transmitted infections (STIs), regardless of your partner's wishes; the right to make free and responsible reproductive choices.

The right to stop sexual activity at any time, including during or just before intercourse.

The right to tell anyone that you are not comfortable being hugged or kissed in certain ways.

The right to ask a partner if she or he has been examined for sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

The right to tell a partner what you would like sexually or to tell a partner that you would like to be hugged, cuddled, or touched without sex.

The right to masturbate.

The right to sexual autonomy, sexual integrity, and safety of your sexual body.

The right to sexual privacy.

The right to sexual equity.

The right to sexual pleasure.

The right to emotional sexual expression.

The right to comprehensive sexuality education.

The right to sexual information based upon scientific inquiry.

The right to sexual health care.

Written By: Teens participating in the Summer Wellness Programs
Reviewed By: Nancy Brown, Ph.D. 
Last Reviewed: October 2013

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