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The majority of people know that… not stopping when the other person changes their mind part way through sex is rape.

Everyone has the right to say ‘no’ to sex and to change their mind about having sex at any point of sexual contact.  If the other person doesn’t stop, they are committing sexual assault or rape.

When it comes to sexual contact, we must respect the wishes of our sexual partner and believe what they tell us about what they do and don’t want.  The only way you can be certain you still have their consent is if they are ‘saying yes’ and taking part in the activity freely and willingly.  If a person seems distant, less responsive or ‘doesn’t seem that into it’ you need to check that you still have consent.

If a person is tired, has taken drugs or drunk alcohol and becomes less responsive, it is best to assume that they are no longer consenting and to stop any sexual activity.

The person initiating sex is responsible for getting consent. They need to ask themselves if the other person is capable of giving consent.