DO YOU KNOW THE DIFFERENCE?
Flirting makes the receiver feel happy, excited and flattered. It can be a fun part of a night out. But when does flirting change and become hassling? Hassling can make a person feel degraded and scared.
Harmless fun is just that - harmless fun. Wolf whistling, jeering and making sexually provocative comments can be threatening and make a woman feel at best irritated but also scared and vulnerable. This could be seen as criminal behaviour and you could be arrested and charged. Sexual assault is any unwanted sexual activity.
Know when to draw the line and when to call it a night. If you are keen, then arrange to meet another time, when you are both sober – make sure that you do nothing that you might regret in the morning or for the rest of your life.
Even if a woman has come back to your home, this doesn’t give you any right to expect sex. Take it slow and make sure that you are both thinking the same, make sure that anything you want to do, your partner also wants to do. If you don’t, the consequences could be severe. It’s your responsibility to make sure that she consents and agrees to sex. If you don’t, then it’s rape.
A woman can say no to sex at any time. Even if you have already kissed or gone further, you must always respect her right to say no and you must stop. A woman doesn’t have to say no to show that they don’t consent. If there is any question over whether a woman has drunk too much to give consent, assume she hasn’t given it.
A woman saying yes to a drink doesn’t mean yes to sex.