Consent and healthy sex practices

Our culture has lately been growing more and more aware of the many ways consent might be violated in sexual situations. This can make it feel confusing and difficult to know how to behave with others, especially in potentially sexual situations. Navigating sex and relationships is a complicated, awkward, and sometimes downright weird process that takes time to learn. It is also very personal; what might be comfortable and right in one relationship dynamic may be scary and difficult in another. Because many of us do not learn how to talk about sex easily, even opening a conversation about what you like or don’t like, or what your partner wants in bed can be a daunting task.

First and foremost, remember that you and your partner are different people with likely different areas of comfort and different sexual needs. Both of you are entitled to an experience that feels comfortable and safe, in which both may freely give and receive pleasure.

What consent looks like

*Content of the following  videos is somewhat explicit in nature*

 

Safer sex practices

How to talk about having safe sex

Planned Parenthood video


Resources

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