September 14 2012
− first discussion is up on discussion board, comment over the weekend or next week
Declaration of Sexual Rights
(Brame, Gloria. Come Hither: A Commonsense Guide to Kinky Sex. New York: Fireside, 2000.)
1. The right to sexual freedom.
Sexual freedom encompasses the possibility for individuals to express their full sexual potential.
However, this excludes all forms of sexual coercion, exploitation and abuse at any time and
situations in life.
In the past, his class, thought this would interfere with others
2. The right to sexual autonomy, sexual integrity, and safety of the sexual body.
This right involves the ability to make autonomous decisions about one's sexual life within a
context of one's own personal and social ethics. It also encompasses control and enjoyment of our
own bodies free from torture, mutilation and violence of any sort.
Autonomy: important concept in ethics. The idea that people do have the power of self
3. The right to sexual privacy.
This involves the right for individual decisions and behaviours about intimacy as long as they do
not intrude on the sexual rights of others.
4. The right to sexual equity.
This refers to freedom from all forms of discrimination regardless of sex, gender, sexual
orientation, age, race, social class, religion, or physical and emotional disability.
Might require one to accept/tolerate some things they otherwise wouldn't
◦ elders, disabled ... ect
5. The right