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What is this module about?

This module will cover the following topics in particular:

  • Why consent matters
  • How consent works in practice
  • When consent is not possible.

"This course isn't for me"

The course is carefully designed to be inclusive and useful to a wide range of diverse participants. This means some activities might seem straightforward, while others will be more nuanced. Taking time to think about consent, boundaries and communication will help you to be better prepared for healthy and enjoyable relationships, and to recognise unhealthy or abusive behaviours, whether sex is involved or not.

Before we get started, let's look at some simple questions to reflect on your thoughts around this topic.

Consider each question. Decide which answer you think reflects your own feelings for each question. There are no right or wrong answers, and your responses will be anonymous. You can view the results of how other students have answered, and click to view feedback for each question.

Consider each question. Decide which answer you think reflects your own feelings for each question, and continue on to view our thoughts. There are no right or wrong answers.

How much do you agree with this statement?

Consent matters to all of us. Though you may already have an idea about what this means, our social and legal understanding has changed quite a lot in recent years. This course will explore these changes and help you to think about your own boundaries and feelings around consent.

How much do you agree with this statement?

'Affirmative consent' is shaped by respect for sexual partners, good communication and ultimately the idea that "yes means yes". The standard for consensual sex is that agreement is ongoing, unambiguous and enthusiastic. This course will discuss this and other related topics.

Question 1 of 2:

How much do you agree with this statement? 'I already understand all there is to know about consent.'

Answer options:

  • Agree
  • Not sure
  • Disagree

Our thoughts:

Consent matters to all of us. Though you may already have an idea about what this means, our social and legal understanding has changed quite a lot in recent years. This course will explore these changes and help you to think about your own boundaries and feelings around consent.


Question 2 of 2:

How much do you agree with this statement? 'I understand what 'affirmative consent' is.'

Answer options:

  • Agree
  • Not sure
  • Disagree

Our thoughts:

'Affirmative consent' is shaped by respect for sexual partners, good communication and ultimately the idea that "yes means yes". The standard for consensual sex is that agreement is ongoing, unambiguous and enthusiastic. This course will discuss this and other related topics.

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