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Sexual Consent

Image: Jean Koulev, Flickr [Robert Wheatley | Lifestyle Editor] Freshers’ Week is a fantastic opportunity for Hertfordshire students to meet others during a variety of events, from our packed Freshers’ fair stalls, to nights out at the forum with amazing drink deals. University is one of the best places to make friends and, occasionally, a good place to meet that special someone. Especially after a night out, the opportunity for sex to happen increases when you’ve gulped a fe

Studying the law on consent in sexual relationships

[Laura Noakes | Deputy Editor] Sexual consent isn’t black and white, it isn’t yes means yes and no means no. Consent is an infinitely complex concept and it is so important that everyone understands what constitutes meaningful, informed consent. As a law student, I studied the law on consent in detail when I wrote my dissertation – here are the facts you need to know to be clued up on consent law. In the Sexual Offences Act 2003, consent is defined as ‘a person consents if he

Everything you need to know about consent

[Laura Noakes | Deputy Editor] Sex is pretty sexy, right? But you know what’s more sexy? Consent. Consent is and should be the basis of all sexual experiences so I have compiled everything you need to know about consent into one handy article. What is consent? Consent can be a pretty tricky concept. Sure, we’ve all heard the slogan ‘no means no’, but is that really what consent is? Legally, consent is defined as ‘agreeing by choice’ and having the ‘freedom’ and ‘capacity’ to