If you are planning on scoring, kissing or meeting someone it’s important to think about consent. Consent means that you are both ok with what is happening. Neither of you are being pushed into doing something that you don’t want. Either of you can say “STOP” at any stage and your decision will be respected.
Some questions you might like to ask yourself when thinking about consent:
Consent and choice
Consent also means that you have a choice. Just because you did something already doesn’t mean that you have to do it again or every time you meet someone. You might decide I did that but I am not really ready or I didn’t like it so I am not going to do it again. It is OK to make a different choice.
Your boyfriend/girlfriend may make different choices too so you both need to talk about your choices. Forcing someone to participate in something they do not want is sexual assault. Contact you local Rape Crisis Centre if you have been sexually assaulted and need support.
How do I know if someone else consents?
The short answer is that you don’t unless you ask them. This could be awkward but it’s important to check in that they are OK. If you both respect each other then you will both be more relaxed and it will be more fun
Things you might ask are:
They might say “Yes” or “No” or even “Maybe” answer. If your answer or your boyfriend/ girlfriends answer is a maybe it’s important that you wait until both of you are ready. Remember only “Yes means Yes”.
Some times people think they can read body language and the things they look for are
They are not into it if they are doing any of the following
The Age of Consent for sexual intercourse for heterosexual and homosexual sex is 17 for boys and girls.