KNOW that no means no

Know Means No Poster

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Agree – Consent should never be taken as a given, whether it is the first or five hundredth time you have been intimate, KNOW you have the right not to have sex

Capacity – Circumstances can change in an instant and you can change your mind at any time. If you are not in a position to confirm you would like to have sex, if for example your judgement is impaired through alcohol or drugs, KNOW you have the right to stay safe, consent should NEVER be assumed

Freely Decide – If you don’t feel comfortable then you are under NO obligation to have sex. It doesn’t matter if the person propositioning you is known to you, their behaviour is out of character, or you have indicated you might be interested in having sex previously, KNOW that you should NEVER feel pressurised into doing something you don’t want to

There are no grey areas, the law is clear – Both parties must: agree, have capacity and be free to decide

If any of these are unclear then KNOW that no means no

View the Tea and Consent video