The Idea Of Sexual Consent In Young Adulthood

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Think back to the good old days of pre-school and kindergarten. Napping, coloring and reading circle were activities that became a part of your daily routine. And then there was recess, the time where you imagination could figuratively and physically run wild. But what if your usual friend did not seem interested in your newly devised plan to “build” the worlds largest skyscraper? Would you pull them along anyway despite their wishes? Or would create a different plan together?

These are the parameters that surround the idea of sexual consent, even during young adulthood. These principles introduced to us more then a decade ago in kindergarten and preschool still hold true today. That if someone does not openly express interest in participating
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This is especially important for those who married or in long-term relationships. You may know your partner like the back of your hand, but you always need to ask if they are up to having sex whether it be prior to or during the engagement. In Sarah’s situation, maybe her partner does not feel up to having sex that Thursday and wants to instead go to a movie. She should always check with her partner first before trying to initiate sex.

Shawn: “I know that when we first started talking he said no, but I have a feeling that later he will say yes.”

Being persistent in life may pay off unless you are talking about sexual consent. Hearing a “no” after asking about having sex means that that individual is not looking to have sex. Similarly, saying “no” to someone means that you are not interested in having sex with them. You should not feel pressured in making your choice much like your partner should not feel pressured into making their choice. Shawn’s first instinct after hearing the answer of “no” should have been to pursuing this person.

Consent does not just cover communicating with your partner about engaging in sex. Legally, consent also takes into consideration the individual’s age as they may not be considered as lawfully able to demonstrate

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