Sexual - Privilege Checklist


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…

  1. You can easily see your sexuality represented in every facet of popular media.
  2. You are not questioned about your sexuality, as you are assumed to be sexual.
  3. You have information about sexuality and your experiences of sexuality at your fingertips.
  4. You’re able to form relationships with other sexual people without having to go to great lengths.
  5. You don’t have to worry about having to explain your status to people, especially those who are attracted to you.
  6. You don’t have to face being misunderstood or uninformed reactions to your sexuality.
  7. You can easily date people of your same orientation.
  8. There is a wide range of platforms for dating available to you, including online.
  9. You don’t face a lack of intimacy because of your sexuality.
  10. You don’t have to educate others about your sexual preference.
  11. Your sexuality isn’t invisible.
  12. Your sexuality is the norm in society.
  13. You don’t face being labeled as abnormal for your sexual preferences.
  14. Sexual situations don’t have to be navigated with extreme caution or panic.
  15. People know what your sexual orientation label means.
  16. Your intimacy and relationships are not constantly questioned.
  17. You don’t need awareness campaigns for your sexuality to be recognized.
  18. Your sex drive isn’t a deal breaker for potential partners.
  19. Society doesn’t question your sexual desires or why you have them.
  20. Your form of sexuality will probably be discussed in sex education classes.
  21. Your sexuality is not assumed to be an impossibility.
  22. You aren’t told that your sexuality is a matter of having the right experience.
  23. You don’t have to worry about others not knowing what your sexual orientation means or is.
  24. You are not labeled as pathological or mentally deranged because of your sexual orientation.
  25. The existence of your sexuality is not up for debate.