Mutual consent is essential for fun, enjoyable, and safe sex. It means giving your free and voluntary agreement to sex. It is never ok for someone to assume you have given consent or to force you to keep going if you want to stop.
It’s simple: Sexual consent is given when someone says ‘yes’ to sexual activity – including kissing and touching.
Family Planning NSW explains what consent means, why it’s important, how to know if someone has given their consent, recognising non-verbal communication, ways to slow things down or stop altogether.
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