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 that deepens intimate connections. It can also be a source of great pain.
This section looks at sexual pleasure and challenges, along with social influences on sexuality and relationships. (It also addresses not having, or wanting, sexual feelings.) The model of “yes means yes” is promoted throughout, showing how enthusiastic consent can allow for the expression of desire, intimacy, vulnerability and power.