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Consent - What is consent?

What is consent?

Consent means giving permission for something to happen or agreeing to do something and being comfortable with that decision. It doesn’t matter what gender you are, or whether you’re straight, gay or bisexual, if you’re planning to do anything sexual then both of you must give consent.

Consent has to be given freely and no one can be made to consent to something. It’s not consent if someone does something because they feel like they have to. You can also never assume that someone is giving consent – you have to be sure.

Consent is an essential part of healthy relationships and it’s really important to know what it is and the many ways to spot it. Both you and the person you’re with always need to consent before sex or any intimate activity. For more information on consent follow this link

 

Disrespect NoBody

Get advice and support if you’re worried about any kind of relationship abuse including sexting, relationship abuse, consent, rape and porn.

Click here to go to their website

 

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