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Lifestyle

Sex is like Tea

By FreshSocial 13 Sep 2017

Sometimes the simplest of analogies can explain the most complex issues...

The blurred lines of sexual consent and when it begins and ends seems much clearer after watching this video, doesn't it? 

If you missed anything - here's a breakdown:

•   As soon as somebody says no, STOP. Don't try push for a "Yes" after this point as the consent has ended. 

•   This dance is a two-way thing. Just because you want it, does not mean you are entitled to it. 

•   No, forced consent isn't consent either. No matter how close you are to 'doing the deed' - no means no. Getting angry isn't the answer either because this could make them feel pressured.

•   Unconscious people can't give consent! No matter how much you might think they want it. This applies to people who are extremely intoxicated too. 

•   If you slept with somebody last week, or even an hour ago, this does not give you a free pass every time. Always ask, and always respect their decision

Consent doesn't just mean sex either.

#GropeFreeNights promotes people stepping in when they see people getting groped in clubs. This is sexual harassment and if you don't have someone's consent - don't do it! 

Whatever you do or don't do is entirely up to you and you should definitely not feel pressured into anything - your body, your life!

For some support or want to talk to someone, head to your Accommodation Reception or contact your Student Support services.

Or contact the Samaritans Helpline is for those who are experiencing high levels of distress. Contact this 24-hour helpline on 08457 909090 or email jo@samaritans.org. If you'd prefer face-to-face support, Samaritans have many branches across the UK, click here to find the branch closest to you.

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