Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance

Affirming Sexual Freedom as a Fundamental Human Right

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Sexual Freedom

What is sexual freedom?

“If sexual freedom is securely established, other freedoms will invariably follow. A society that values the individual’s freedom of erotic expression will necessarily establish the conditions under which other human rights and civil liberties will be generated, established and protected.”
Barnaby B. Barratt, excerpted from “Why Sexual Freedom is a Fundamental Human Right, An Introduction to Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance’s State of Sexual Freedom Report”

Sexual freedom is the fundamental human right of all individuals to develop and express their unique sexuality.  It lies at the heart of the promise of human dignity, self-determination, and equality embodied in both the U.S. Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Human Rights are interdependent, intersectional, inalienable rights that are the birthright of all human beings, regardless of geography, nationality or identity. Human rights include economic rights, environmental rights, sexual rights, cultural rights, social rights, political rights, developmental rights and civil rights.

Woodhull envisions a world that recognizes the full human rights of all individuals to develop and express their unique sexuality, with the right to make their own decisions about their bodies, to express themselves freely and to enjoy sexual dignity, privacy and consensual sexual expression.  We envision a world where every human being participates with full dignity as an equal member of society.

For more information on our work protecting sexual freedom rights, please review our issue areas:

“There is no way to predict – only to dream; to envision; and to work toward a future where every individual truly enjoys their fundamental human right to sexual freedom, a right granted in our Constitution and an inalienable right of our very humanity.”

Ricci Levy, “Forward,” Our Fundamental Human Right to Sexual Freedom And the State of Sexual Freedom in the United States, 2010 Report. Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance.