Class Summary - Today we discussed consent. We talked about how in order to get consent regarding intimacy and sexual contact it is important to be Affirmative (saying yes - the absence of no is not affirmative), Unambiguous (clear cut, unmistakable, and definite) and Conscious (comprehensible, informed, understood, not impaired by drugs or alcohol. We watched a video clip comparing consent to tea and talked about the analogy. Then, students listened to some scenarios and decided if consent was present or not, and why or why not. We talked about verbal and nonverbal communication. Then, we discussed "I" statements to better communicate our boundaries and wants. Students looked at an example and then rewrote situations to make them less confrontational and more effective.
Homework - None
Objectives - Students will Define consent as it applies to a sexual situation (Core Concepts - Standard 1) Demonstrate how to use "I" statements when communicating consent (Interpersonal Communication - Standard 4) Analyze factors including alcohol and other substances that can affect the ability to give consent or perceive the provision of consent to sexual activity (Standard 2 - Analyzing Influences) Demonstrate respect for the boundaries of others as they relate to intimacy and sexual behavior (Standard 7 - Self Management)
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