Its all about consent

Consent is a mutual verbal, physical, and emotional agreement that happens without manipulation, threats, or head games.

Consent is a whole body experience. It is not just a verbal “yes” or “no” – it involves paying attention to your partner as a person and checking in with physical and emotional cues as well.

Consent is also mutual (both people have to agree) and must be continuous. You can stop at any time, you can change your mind, and just because you said yes to one thing doesn’t mean you have consented to anything else.


Consent is enthusiastic

Everyone has the right to sexuality without violence and as part of that, we believe that positive sexuality begins with enthusiastic consent.  This means being as excited and into someone else’s enjoyment as we are excited and into our own enjoyment.  Only yes means yes – and yes should come from an engaged and enthusiastic partner.

 


Consent - Its just like making a cup of tea for someone - watch the 3 minute video:

 

 

 


Remember: Only Yes Means Yes

Just because you dressed a certain way…
Just because you like each other…
Just because you didn’t say anything…
Just because you’ve done it before…
Just because you’re a man…
Just because you got wasted…
Just because you went on a date…

Doesn’t mean yes!  Only yes means yes!

 

 

 

New York Students talking about good sex


 

 

Healthy Relationships Project

The Student Union and the International Student Experience team have created a healthy relationships project and online module

 

Enrol on the university's online module - Consent Matters

The university has an online module that explores issues about consent and tests your knowledge - (SHU students only) go to Blackboard and search for 'Don't Stand By'

 

 

 

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