In a healthy relationship, both people should feel comfortable with the level of physical activity occurring whether it be kissing, hugging, touching, or sex. Coercion comes in many different forms and no one should feel obligated or pressured into a sexual activity they don’t feel comfortable with. Consent is about permission; it is specific to the activity, freely given, and never assumed. When coercion is present consent is not possible.
QUIZ: Consent or Coercion?
2019-06-05T19:36:35+00:00By Megan Osborne|
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About the Author: Megan Osborne
Megan is a native Texan. She graduated from Texas State University with a Master’s degree in Health Education, and is a Certified Health Education Specialist. Megan resides in San Marcos, TX with her husband and three children. She is passionate about education and working with young people. She strongly believes in social justice and ending violence. Megan works as a prevention educator at HCWC where she engages youth and facilitates discussions in the community promoting gender equality, advocacy, consent, and healthy relationships. She enjoys research, watching movies, playing roller derby, and drinking coffee.