If a person is using birth control it does not mean that they want to have sex. Being prepared is not consent. Consent is an affirmation (yes) from everyone involved that they want to have sex. A yes shows that there is comfort with what is happening.

Being in a relationship or the body being physically aroused (an erection or lubrication of the vagina) is not consent.

For more information on birth control, decision making, consent and relationships, please contact us at 403-283-5580 or info@centreforsexuality.ca to speak with one of our counsellors.

Knowing your options will help you decide on the best method for you.