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What does consent look like?

Wednesday, June 8, 2016


"No means no" is a very important lesson, but it's far from the end of the story.

Get clear for yourself what consent looks like so you can also be clear when you're thinking it might be sexytime with someone else.

This month we’ve put together some of our favourite consent illustrations and graphics (including one of our own of course!). And we’ve got a great video about consent from Charlie Is Cool. Make sure you check it out.


Consent is clear, coherent, willing and ongoing.

Source: Are you that someone? 

‘Yes’ And ‘No’ might seem pretty simple, but that doesn’t mean this chart isn’t very necessary.

What does consent look like?


Some people get confused about when and how people owe each other sex. You could easily swap in a man for a woman and come to the same brilliant conclusion, but our culture tends to put the onus on women. So here's an easy-to-read flow chart that will explain when you can cash in that free sex coupon you'll never have.

Consent. It's a real thing.

When does a woman owe you sex?


And, here’s one of our favourite consent posters – that’s because it’s one of ours! Consent is important both legally and morally. Legally people can get into trouble with police and the courts if they get this wrong. Morally, forcing someone to do something they don’t want to do, or not listening or checking out with them, to ensure they are happy with the level of intimacy is unethical, disrespectful hurtful behaviour and should not be accepted by anyone.

It's about Mana

Source: Family Planning

As we promised – here’s Charlie Is Cool talking about consent. Charlie says consent is about making a positive decision that you and the person that you're with, both definitely want to have sex together.


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