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Sexuality Concerns

Boundaries And Consent

  • For many young people, sexuality may be new and uncharted territory. In an effort to find out who we are as sexual beings, we experiment and make connections with others.
  • It is important to remember that a sexual encounter can be difficult to manage.
  • Do you know how to communicate during a sexual encounter? How does one go about reading the signals sent by the other person?
  • Are a clearly communicated "yes" or "no" the only thing to listen or watch for?
  • Sexuality is mature subject matter. Are you ready for it?
  • Knowing how to communicate what you want and don’t want is the first step to becoming sexually active.
  • Knowing how to listen and accept what a sexual partner wants and doesn’t want is equally important!
  • So, are you ready? For help, support, and/or consultation, see a staff member at the Center for Women and Gender.


Gender Roles

  • What does it mean to be male or female? Man or Woman? Masculine or Feminine?
  • What if you don’t agree with the roles assigned to either men or women? What does this mean?
  • Gender identity refers to one’s view of themselves as male or female or any mix of the two. In some cases, a person may not view themselves as male or female at all.