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Sexual Health Week 13-19th September 2021

Posted on 14th September 2021

consent! Do you get it? #SHW21

What is consent?

Consent means that you have given permission, and that someone has given you permission to engage in any intimate sexual activity .  Any sexual contact without consent is illegal regardless of the age of the people involved. In the UK, the age of consent for sexual activity is 16.

For Sexual Health Week 2021, Brook is normalising conversations about consent and empowering people to talk about it positively and proactively.

It doesn’t matter what gender you identify with, or what sexuality you define yourself as, if you’re planning to do anything sexual with another person then both of you must give consent.

Consent is an essential part of healthy relationships and it’s really important to know what it is. Both you and the person you’re with always need to consent before sex or any intimate activity, even if that is on line or on the phone.

The Home Office ‘Disrespect Nobody’ campaign provides more advice and information, including sexting, relationship abuse, rape, porn and harassment.

Advocacy Matters supports SHW21- lets talk about consent and healthy sexual relationships.