Consent is extremely important when engaging in any activity, especially sex. Sometimes people can feel awkward when talking about sexual consent and may feel like that conversation will ruin the mood. However, talking about consent can actually be increase your partner's mood by discussing their likes and dislikes when it comes to sex. It is a great way to build trust while setting boundaries in what you and your partner are comfortable with.
When discussing consent with your partner, it is also important to make sure you are respecting that when they don’t say “no,” it doesn’t mean “yes.” Consent is getting a clear, verbal confirmation before and during sexual activities. It is a great way to build trust and ensure that everyone involved is having a positive, sexual experience.
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