In some families or extended families, it’s important that no-one brings dishonour to the family. There may be rules within the family or extended family, for example that a girl is not allowed to have sex before she is married. This means that she can’t have a boyfriend, or spend her free time with boys. This is known as honour-related violence or oppression and it’s illegal.
Being in love
Being in love is usually a wonderful feeling. Some people have been in love many times; others have never been in love.
More articles in Swedish at UMO.se
Youmo is a website where parts of UMO.se are presented in several languages. This is a website for young people aged 13– 20 years with information, pictures and films about the human body, love, health, sex and many other topics.
Sexual orientation and LGBTQ
Sexual orientation is about the gender of the people you fall in love with and are attracted to. You have the right to love and be together with whoever you want. In Sweden this is the law.