This is an information booklet tailored for young people that delivers the facts about sex when it comes to individual rights and responsibilities, and the emotional and legal necessity of consent for sexual intimacy.
This booklet empowers young people to make informed and positive choices through delivering clear, non-judgmental sex and relationships information.
Designed to address the likelihood that, statistically, today’s young people will have sex at some point. However, the lack of consistent sex and relationships education (SRE) in schools and the bombardment of mixed messaging on the web and from the media is putting young people at risk.
Four in ten teenage girls in England experience sexual coercion (NSPCC 2015).
Who’s it for?
- Suitable as a standalone resource for all young people of secondary school age (11+)
- Any professional or individual engaging with young people may find it beneficial to give to young people (teachers, social workers, youth offending). Also suitable for parents.
- Equation currently distributes this resource in schools to pupils in Yr 9 (age 13) as part of our Equate project.
Content and Benefits
- A non-judgmental guide that does not encourage or dissuade young people from engaging in sexual activity, but empowers them to make legally and emotionally informed choices.
- Contains no-frills, clear explanations of different sexual acts so that young people are equipped with information for informed decisions about consent.
- Answers questions that young people have but may be too embarrassed to ask parents/professionals about: useful as a conversation starter on these topics.
- Complements the biology-focused sex education pupils usually receive in schools by informing them of additional legal, emotional and health aspects of sex and relationships.
- Helps keep young people safe by emphasising the rights they have over their bodies and signposting to relevant support services.
- Encourages young people to take responsibility for their own and others’ sexual health and wellbeing.
Feedback and endorsements
“Young people are bombarded with confusing information and mixed messages about sex, consent and relationships, and yet speaking about these topics can still seem taboo. Equation’s excellent resource, Sex: Consent and Consequences is clear, factual and straight-talking. It equips young people with all the facts they need to make responsible, well-informed and safe choices about their bodies and intimate relationships.”
Peter McConnochie, Inclusion Strategy Co-ordinator, Nottingham Secondary Education Partnership and Former Secondary School and Academy Vice Principal