DID YOU KNOW:
Consent is an essential part of any sexual relationship. When you and your parnter agree on participating in sexual activity, you are giving each other consent. However, there can be situations where it can get confusing. Sometimes it may seem like you or your partner have given consent but actually haven't. These situations typically involve one partner using manipulative words or actions in order to make the other partner do want they want. This is also known as coercion, and it is not considered consent.
Do you know what consent is and what it is not? Keep scrolling to find out more!
WHAT IS CONSENT?
Do You Know About Stealthing?
Did You Know:
1 out of 6 American women has been a victim of attempted or completed rape in her lifetime.
Did You Know:
1out of 33 American men has been a victim of attempted or completed rape in her lifetime.
CONSENT is a clear and enthusiastic agreement between partners to have sex or participate in sexual activities. If you or your partner do(es) not give consent before having sex, then it may become a problem. Not receiving consent before sex can lead to broken trust, crossed boundaries, and cases of rape or sexual assault.
CONSENT IS NOT when someone pressures you to have sex or do other sexual acts through manipulation. This is called coercion, and it can come in many forms.
Types of Coercion:
1. Saying or implying you have to have sex with someone because you're in a relationship with them.
2. Threatening to leave or have sex with someone else.
3. Saying, or implying, that sex is owed for any reason.
4. Using alcohol or other substances to in order to impair someone's judgement
Stealthing is when someone removes a condom or tampers with birth control of their partner without them knowing. If you agree to have protected sex with someone and they remove the protection without your knowledge then it no longer counts as consent. Depending on which state you live in, legal action could be taken.
How to Handle No:
1. Respect their wishes.
2. Do not pressure them or become aggressive.
3. You can ask why they don't want to, however, they do not have to answer you.
4. Let them know that you respect their wishes because you care about them.
How to Say No:
1. Be confident.
2. Say "no".
3. Tell them what behaviors you are comfortable.
4. Be clear about your feelings, and tell them if you are not ready.
Did You Know:
Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activites.
If you send around a minor's nudes (even if you are a minor yourself) you could get in trouble for distribution of child pornography.
IS REVENGE PORN LEGAL?
Revenge porn is when a sexually graphic images of someone are shared without their consent. This can include images taken with the intent of being private, hidden recordings, and stolen images. It is illegal in most states. Even if that person took the photos/videos of themself, it is illegal if the images are shared without that person's consent.