Can We Talk About Consent? breaks down the basics of how to give and get consent in every aspect of life for readers aged 14 years and older. It's a powerful word, but not everyone understands exactly what it means. This stylish guide explains clearly why consent matters - for all of us.
With honest explanations by experienced sex and relationships educator Justin Hancock, you'll learn how consent is a vital part of how we connect with ourselves and our self-esteem, the people close to us and the wider world.
The book covers a broad range of topics, including: how we greet each other how to choose things for ourselveshow we say no to thingscommunicating and respecting choices in sexual relationshipsthe factors that can affect a person's ability to choosehow to empower other people by giving them consentAnd - there's a whole lot of pizza.
This guide to consent gives you all the tools you need to build consensual relationships.
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Number of pages: 160
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
"Can We Talk About Consent is a smart, thoughtful, and lovely book that gets into the nitty-gritty of consent. It helps young people understand and negotiate consent, agency, and power -- all in a relaxed, chatty style. It doesn't patronise, but it empowers, with concrete examples and lots of lively illustrations. A much-needed and brilliantly executed book." -- Katherine Angel * Author and academic. 'Tomorrow Sex Will Be Good Again' Verso, March 2021 *
"Beautifully illustrated, full of invaluable information, and written by someone who has real experience in explaining this stuff! This book is essential reading for all young people who want to live a happy and safe life, and gives them amazing insight into a subject that many grown-ups find confusing. It's SO needed right now. I only wish it was around when I was younger!"
-- Dr Ranj Singh * NHS Doctor & TV Presenter *
'A fresh, frank guide to relationships, respect and self-esteem.' -- Fiona Noble * The Bookseller *
'As a longtime campaigner for positive and inclusive relationships education, I'm thrilled that this book is here - it is warm, witty, fun and full of colour, and a fantastic resource for the sector. As a parent to boys currently traversing their adventures through adolescence, I'm thrilled to be able to leave this around on the table to be browsed, when the time is right. Everyone should read this book - unless of course they don't want to, because that's fine too.' -- Ally Fogg - Writer and Journalist
Consent is such an important thing for teenagers to discuss and understand, this could certainly kick-start conversations. Justin Hancock knows what he's talking about & I love the illustrations by Fuchsia MacAree. -- Caroline Fielding * Chartered School Librarian *
I would urge every parent to put this in the hands of their teenage child - but not without reading it first. [...] I would also recommend it, as essential reading to all those who teach PHSCE to young people of age 12 and up. * Armadillo Magazine *
'A great book for parents or grandparents who need to broach [the] thorny subject [of consent].' * Mail+ *
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