Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 Update: We're open for a range of services during the Level 4 lockdown. Use the Ask for an Appointment to get a phone appointment with us during this time. Please note that we will not be offering phone appointments over the Easter Weekend (10-13 April). 

We will be able to help with: emergency contraception prescriptions, contraceptive pill repeats (and some contraceptive pill starts) and abortion information.

If you are due for your depo provera jab or for your implant to be changed, we will give you a prescription for the pill until we're able to do face-to-face appointments again. 

If you have an appointment booked with us in the next month, we will be in touch with you to reschedule.

Due to infection control requirements we are unable to provide any face-to-face consultations in our clinics during the lockdown.

Schools, principals and teachers: Our Navigating the Journey sexuality education resources are available for just $25 (that's half-price) until the end of April. Our resource shop is closed for the duration of the lockdown but these e-resources are available for purchase. 

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What does consent look like?

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Feature

"No means no" is a very important lesson, but it's far from the end of the story.

Get clear for yourself what consent looks like so you can also be clear when you're thinking it might be sexytime with someone else.

This month we’ve put together some of our favourite consent illustrations and graphics (including one of our own of course!). And we’ve got a great video about consent from Charlie Is Cool. Make sure you check it out.

 

Consent is clear, coherent, willing and ongoing.

Source: Are you that someone? 

‘Yes’ And ‘No’ might seem pretty simple, but that doesn’t mean this chart isn’t very necessary.

What does consent look like?

Source: Upworthy.com

Some people get confused about when and how people owe each other sex. You could easily swap in a man for a woman and come to the same brilliant conclusion, but our culture tends to put the onus on women. So here's an easy-to-read flow chart that will explain when you can cash in that free sex coupon you'll never have.

Consent. It's a real thing.

When does a woman owe you sex?

Source: Upworthy.com 

And, here’s one of our favourite consent posters – that’s because it’s one of ours! Consent is important both legally and morally. Legally people can get into trouble with police and the courts if they get this wrong. Morally, forcing someone to do something they don’t want to do, or not listening or checking out with them, to ensure they are happy with the level of intimacy is unethical, disrespectful hurtful behaviour and should not be accepted by anyone.

It's about Mana

Source: Family Planning

As we promised – here’s Charlie Is Cool talking about consent. Charlie says consent is about making a positive decision that you and the person that you're with, both definitely want to have sex together.

Source: Upworthy.com 

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