Sexology & Sexual Rights in Mexico!
Yes, I know this pic is very fuzzy, but it is nevertheless an amazing artifact of social change in Mexico, where I am visiting as one of three keynote speakers at the FEMESS National Sexology Congress. Femess stands for Federacion Mexicana de Educacion Sexual y Sexologia, and they are gathering for their 17th, I think it is, annual Congress in Aguascalientes, with about 450 sexology and related professionals from all around Mexico and elsewhere.
This slide, from the morning’s opening presentation, illustrates that Mexico may soon be far ahead of many other countries in integrating sexual rights with other human rights. I’ll send a more complete report soon, but just wanted to put it on the record here at The Buzz — these rights are being considered by the federal congress in Mexico TODAY, and if adopted, will be added to the country’s constitution!
Just in case it helps you dig how monumental this potential law change is, check out the translation, provided by our own Elizabeth Rivera:
· The right to have sexual freedom
· The right to have a safe, integrated and free (autonomous) sexual body
· The right to have sexual privacy
· The right to have sexual equality
· The right to have emotional, sexual expression
· The right to have freedom of sexual association
· The right to make free, responsible reproductive decisions
· The right to information based on scientific knowledge
· The right to integrated (holistic) sexual education
· The right to prioritize sexual health
Bravo, sex-positive amigos/as en Mexico!