Understanding Sexual Violence: Consent

April 12, 2017

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  CFT’s Link of the Day blog will feature a variety of posts about this issue during the month.

“Consent, by definition, means permission for something to happen or agreement to do something. Consent is more than yes or no. It is a dialogue about desires, needs, and level
of comfort with different sexual interactions. Healthy sexual interactions are rooted in consent and respect.”  Learn more by reading “It’s time … to talk about consent” (in English or Spanish) from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.

“You can withdraw consent at any point if you feel uncomfortable. It’s important to clearly communicate to your partner that you are no longer comfortable with this activity and wish to stop. The best way to ensure both parties are comfortable with any sexual activity is to talk about it.” Read “What Consent Looks Like” on the RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) website.

 

Link suggested by Dr. Christy Sim, posted by Lē Weaver.

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