In this op-ed, Dr. Tlaleng Mofokeng, vice-chair of Southern Africa’s Sexual and Reproductive Justice Coalition, describes why she thinks sexual joy is a individual right.

It had been a regular trip to the center. The sight of a few teens in college uniform was familiar — they’re usually quiet and sneak to the center to seize some condoms. A group of three young women stopped and asked a nurse how lubricant works and if they could get female condoms on this particular day. The nurse mumbled something, didn’t provide them with just what they’d asked about, and relocated hurriedly from the teenagers.

Exactly what a missed possibility, we thought to myself. These teenager girls had been asking a concern about a thing that must certanly be a fundamental section of sexual health — the straight to participate in sex and also have it is an experience that is pleasurable and additionally they had been ignored. I stepped in to answer their concerns. (more…)