Sexual violence is a significant form of men’s violence and it is going to become a more public focus of violence prevention in future in NZ. This is generally expressed as ‘consent’, meaning both partners willingly agree to the sexual activity. It’s a process of ongoing agreement where each person needs to give consent in each particular activity. Of course both individuals need to be able (not drunk etc) to agree. Each has the right to say ‘no’. Asking before doing anything sexual is part of a respectful relationship. Don’t assume. You both get to choose, give consent, and change your minds at any time. Because sex is always better when you’re in it together, it’s gotta be an enthusiastic ‘yes’ to everything.

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