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“Respect for Others”

-Traditional Iñupiaq Value

Consent is important in every relationship. Consent means getting permission and giving permission to do a sexual act each and every time. Consent is a clear, verbal, and enthusiastic agreement to every activity. This also means a kiss! Also, just because you have kissed someone, doesn’t mean that you have to do anything else with them. And if you have had sex before, doesn’t mean you have to do it again. Consent means:

  • both people are aware, conscious, and sober
  • are close in age and no one has authority over the other
  • both people give verbal, happy agreement to each activity you do

Still not sure what consent means? Watch this video on consent!

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