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Here’s a condom; don’t get people pregnant

Participant 1: I don't know if anywhere sexual education was different, but mine consisted of "Here's a condom; don't get people pregnant; you'll get diseases; and your body is changing." There was nothing about consent, pleasure for other sexes. It kind of has the whole thinking of, "Okay, yes means yes and no means no." And there's so much more. [...]
Participant 2: I know, for instance, my partner- she went to a Catholic high school. [...] She said, "oh, every past experience, I let the guy do what he wanted, and I just went along with it." I'm like, "that's not consent," and she goes, "oh, yeah." But like it is very much what you're not taught in high school- and I think this is great (points at policy) but knowing what consent is and knowing what consent is not and knowing whether or not you have been a victim/perpetrator of sexual assault is a big part of it.


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