Sexuality is a state of being, a way of experiencing and giving pleasure to ourselves and others. It has the potential to be a powerful and positive force, deepening intimate connections. It can also be a source of great pain. Not everyone has, or wants, sexual feelings; that, too, is part of the range of experiences.
This section looks at sexual pleasure and challenges, along with social influences on sexuality and relationships. All throughout, it promotes the model of “Yes means yes.” Sexual activity based on enthusiastic consent can be pure pleasure, allowing for the expression of desire, playfulness, intimacy, vulnerability and power.