Let's talk about consent...
To consent means to agree to something, and the word can be used in lots of different situations. When it comes to sex specifically, to consent means to explicitly agree to have sex or engage in sexual activity.
What is sexual activity?
Sex or sexual activity can include kissing, sexual touching, oral, anal and vaginal sex with a penis or with any other type of object.
It’s important that everyone involved in sexual activity is consenting at all times – no one should ever feel they have to do something they are not comfortable with or don’t want to do.
Just because you have consented to one thing doesn’t mean you have consented to something else, and it’s completely OK to say no or stop at any point if you don’t want to continue.
5 Golden Rules we recommend to follow are...
- Sexual consent must be explicit.
- You can always change your mind.
- It is good to check in with each other.
- It's fine to slow things down or stop.
- Drink and drugs affect consent.
Here are some articles on sexual consent that we recommend giving a read...
5 Things you need to know about sexual consent
Sex & Consent