Sexuality

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Each person has a right to make their own decision about their sexuality.

Abstinence is a free choice available to all and is effective at preventing both pregnancy and STIs. People may choose abstinence for moral or ethical reasons, commitment to one person, decreased emotional attachment, less pressure in a relationship, to distinguish between sex and love, or to keep independence.  Choosing not to participate in certain sexual activities may encourage partners to build relationships in other ways.

Regardless of your decision, your sexuality is always your choice.

Students may normalize sexual behaviors that are potentially damaging to their body, mind, and spirit by terming these experiences as “casual” sex, “friends with benefits,” “OK because I was drunk,” or “everything goes in college.”  These normalizations accept unhealthy and potentially violent behavior. It is your right to be safe and have the choices you make about yourself respected by friend, family, and loved ones.