This checklist was originally posted in an article written by Erin McKelle in "Feminism Magazine." The following is a list of age privileges shared by people who are sexual. McKelle states:
You have privilege by virtue of being sexual because…
- You can easily see your sexuality represented in every facet of popular media.
- You are not questioned about your sexuality, as you are assumed to be sexual.
- You have information about sexuality and your experiences of sexuality at your fingertips.
- You’re able to form relationships with other sexual people without having to go to great lengths.
- You don’t have to worry about having to explain your status to people, especially those who are attracted to you.
- You don’t have to face being misunderstood or uninformed reactions to your sexuality.
- You can easily date people of your same orientation.
- There is a wide range of platforms for dating available to you, including online.
- You don’t face a lack of intimacy because of your sexuality.
- You don’t have to educate others about your sexual preference.
- Your sexuality isn’t invisible.
- Your sexuality is the norm in society.
- You don’t face being labeled as abnormal for your sexual preferences.
- Sexual situations don’t have to be navigated with extreme caution or panic.
- People know what your sexual orientation label means.
- Your intimacy and relationships are not constantly questioned.
- You don’t need awareness campaigns for your sexuality to be recognized.
- Your sex drive isn’t a deal breaker for potential partners.
- Society doesn’t question your sexual desires or why you have them.
- Your form of sexuality will probably be discussed in sex education classes.
- Your sexuality is not assumed to be an impossibility.
- You aren’t told that your sexuality is a matter of having the right experience.
- You don’t have to worry about others not knowing what your sexual orientation means or is.
- You are not labeled as pathological or mentally deranged because of your sexual orientation.
- The existence of your sexuality is not up for debate.