New Video Campaign Brilliantly Defines 'Consent' by Swapping Sex for Tea

One of the more difficult aspects of sexual assault these days is defining it. For example, someone might not believe they were sexually assaulted if they didn't fight back, or changed their mind just before doing the deed, or any other number of reasons.

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A new video campaign has brilliantly defined what consent means, by swapping sexual encounters for a cup of tea. Yup, a plain old cup of tea, perhaps with sugar and milk, or maybe a lemon slice.

Blue Seat Studios and blogger Rockstar Dinosaur Princess teamed up for the video, which points out that defining consent isn't really that hard when you think about it.

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The blogger wrote about the topic in March, and said, "It seems people really have a problem understanding that before you have sex with someone, and that’s every time you have sex with them, make sure they want to have sex with you. This goes for men, women, everyone. Whoever you are initiating sexytimes with, just make sure they are actually genuinely up for it. That’s it. It’s not hard. Really."

As the video points out, you wouldn't pour tea down someone's throat without their consent ... and if it's not OK to force feed tea, it's definitely not OK to engage in a sexual act with someone who hasn't given their definite consent.

Did this video change the way you view consent?

 

Image via Blue Seat Studios/YouTube

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