What is Sexual Freedom?

Sexual freedom lies at the heart of human dignity, equality, and civil liberties embodied in both the U.S. Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Sexual freedom is the emancipation of sexual expression from arbitrary shackles prescribed by tradition – and sometimes even by law.  Expression often shunned and ruled against includes celibacy, non-marriage, open discussion of human sexuality in public forums, and community living.

Sexual freedom is the license to lawfully live with and love whom you want, when you want, and how you want without social, political, medical or cultural persecution.

Sexual freedom flows from the belief that human sexuality cannot be prescribed or legislated, and is a natural, fundamental and precious aspect of life.

Too often suppressed under the weight of societal mores, norms, and inherited tradition, sexual freedom deserves attention and validation.  When we embrace sexual freedom, we embrace human rights as a whole.  Only then can we truly acknowledge, protect, and celebrate the unique individuality of every being.

The Woodhull Freedom Foundation is committed to advocating on behalf of sexual freedom.