The ‘Consent: Yes, yes, yes!’ campaign1 will be about reinforcing the fact that consent is about far more than saying ‘No’ to unwanted activity. It’s about listening, negotiating, and enthusiastically agreeing.
The Family Planning Association (FPA) will be looking at what young people understand about consent; what should be taught in schools; how consent can be negotiated; and good and bad examples of consent in the media.
Sexual consent is where a person has the ability and choice to agree to sexual activity.
Sex without consent is Rape! Rape can happen to people of all genders and sexualities. About 92% of victims are female and 8% are male. Most rapes occur between people who already know each other.
Make sure you get consent.
How to get consent…2
Let’s work together and help prevent rape by speaking out and challenging views you know to be wrong!
And remember: always play safe! (It is Sexual Health Week after all).
Useful telephone numbers:
National Sexual Health Helpline
Provided by Public Health England. Call: 0300 123 7123 (Monday–Friday, 9am to 8pm).
FPA Sexual Health Enquiry Service
Helpline Northern Ireland – 0345 122 8687 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, except bank holidays).