Do you know your rights in a relationship? Are you respectful of your partners rights in your relationship. Have you ever even considered them?
Please look at the Bill of Sexual Rights and the Bill of Dating Rights and ask yourself if your are being respected and respectful of these rights.
BILL OF SEXUAL RIGHTS
I have a right to my own body.
I have a right to my own feelings, beliefs, opinions, and perceptions.
I have a right to trust my own values about sexual contact.
I have a right to set my own sexual limits.
I have a right to say “No.”
I have a right to say “Yes.”
I have a right to experience sexual pleasure.
I have a right to be sexually assertive.
I have a right to initiate a sexual relationship.
I have a right to be in control my sexual experiences.
I have a right to have a loving partner.
I have a right to my sexual preferences.
I have a right to have a partner who respects me and understands me.
I have a right to have a partner who willingly communicates with me.
I have a right to talk to my partner about the assault(s).
I have a right to ask questions.
I have a right to be told the truth.
I have a right to be loved.
I have a right to:
Ask for a date
Refuse a date
Refuse any activities, even if my date is excited about them
Have my own feelings and be able to express them
Say, “I think my friend is wrong and his actions are inappropriate”
Tell someone not to interrupt me
Have my limits and values respected
Tell my partner when I need affection
Refuse to lend money
Refuse sex any time, for any reason
Have friends and space aside from my partner
Determine my limits and values
Respect the limits of others
Communicate clearly and honestly
Not violate the limits of others
Ask for help when I need it
Check my actions and decisions to determine whether they are good or bad for me
Set high goals for myself