Youth may come up with many “what if” scenarios when discussing consent, seemingly looking for loopholes to consent laws. This is especially common when consent is talked about only in relation to laws and punishment for breaking laws. It can be useful to focus on the positive, affirming aspects of consent such as fun and satisfaction.
To see a video that explains consent and many of these “what if,” scenarios through metaphor, click here.
Not all youth have the cognitive ability to understand metaphor, so clear, simple discussion of consent will still be needed when discussing consent.