Sexual Consent


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​What does sexual consent mean? ​

It means that both parties willingly agree to taking part in sexual activity, which is anything that imposes on someone's personal boundaries. This can be anything from a hug, touching or ​kissing to oral or penetrative sex. 

Before you engage in any sexual activity, you must be sure that you have, and give, consent. 

Not sure? Stop and ask! 

There is nothing sexier than being 100% sure that your partner(s) actually wants to have sex with you...

It may seem obvious, but it is important that you understand what consent is, how to know that you have it and when to stop. 

Sex without consent is rape or sexual assault and is against the law.

Being under the influence of alcohol or drugs is not an excuse for committing sexual assault. Take a look at Drink Awar​e's campaign, Wouldn't do it Sober, Shouldn't do it Drunk:  www.drinkaware.co.uk/wouldnt-shouldnt​ 

You cannot get consent if:

• It is assumed

​​• Is forced, pressured or violent

• Your partner is asleep

• Your partner is passed out, too drunk or 

• Your partner doesn't understand what is happening

• ​Your partner changes their mind 


Find out more about sexual consent and test your knowledge with the quiz at pauseplaystop.org.uk​  ​​

​​If you have been affected by the content of the Consent video and would like to talk to someone in confidence, you can get in touch with Guildford's Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre at  https://www.rasasc.org/​​

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