Consent

We hear a lot about consent when it comes to sex. But what does consent mean? How do we ask someone for consent to kiss them? To have sex with them? How do we decide if we want to give someone consent? 

As well – should people be asking us for our consent about other things besides sex? Should staff ask for our consent when figuring out what the day’s activities will be? Can our parents make us eat broccoli without our consent?

Let’s have a conversation!

Videos

How do You Know if Someone Wants to Have Sex With You?

If sex is going to happen, it’s essential that everyone agrees that they want to. If a person agrees they want to have sex, that means they’re giving consent. But how can you tell if someone wants to have sex? How can you tell if someone is giving consent? In this guest video by Planned Parenthood, they break it down and make it clear.

Resources

1-800-SEX-SENSE Line

FREE, anonymous telephone and email hotline where you can ask any question about sex. Staffed by medical professionals and sexual health educators. 9am to 9pm weekdays. Not seeing what you need on the Real Talk site? Call Sex Sense. They’ll help you find it.

1-800-739-7367

Options For Sexual Health

British Columbia’s largest sexual health nonprofit with information & education from a feminist, pro-choice, sex positive perspective. Also operates clinics with sexual and reproductive health care like contraception, sti & pregnancy testing etc..

Scarleteen

Sexuality and relationships info for teens and emerging adults. Articles on all aspects of sexuality, dating, love, relationships, communication, contraception etc.

Amaze

Fun, animated videos that give you all the answers you actually want to know about sex, your body and relationships. Characters in the videos are usually high school students.

VictimLink BC

Free, confidential support for victims of crimes across B.C. and the Yukon 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

1-800-563-0808 (Call or text)

VictimLinkBC@bc211.ca

Is That Legal?

A PDF plain-language resource about online sexual harassment and your legal rights.

Women Against Violence Against Women

Support for women, trans, two-spirit, and nonbinary folks who have experienced violence.

Free 24-Hour Crisis and Information Line:

604-255-6344

1-877-392-7583

British Columbia Association for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse (BCSMSSA)

A non-profit society established to provide therapeutic services for males who have been sexually abused at some time in their lives.

Tel. (604) 682-6482

therapy@bc-malesurvivors.com

News

NPR Investigation Into Sexual Abuse – Text and Audio Formats

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In 2018, National Public Radio in the USA released their bombshell series about the sexual abuse of people with cognitive disabilities in that country. One sobering statistic – according to […]

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