The ability to live with and express oneself to others is fundamental to a life of dignity. Sexual relations with others is one a way of expressing attachment to those persons. Since sexuality is very often based on stereotyped perceptions of the female body it is necessary to put a women’s perspective on legal analyses of the individual’s sexual rights. In the article this problem is illustrated by an analysis of handicapped people’s sexual rights. The Danish government issued guidelines according to which people with a disability have a right to help to engage in sexual relations. Sexual equality as expressed by the ban against discrimination on grounds of gender forms the legal framework of the analysis.

Keywords: Sexual rights, gender equality, prohibition of stereotypes, disabled people, UN Convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women.