poster 8


8. NO MEANS NO.  ‘No’ means it’s time to stop.  It doesn’t mean ‘slow down’. Or ‘persuade me’. It doesn’t mean ‘keep trying until I give in’. No means No. And we should all respect it. Being in a relationship doesn’t mean you always have consent. Ask first. Get consent. Sex with consent is sexy. Sex without consent is rape. Respect yourself. Respect your partner.

Tell us what you think. Comment here. 5 Comments


  1. Nitesh says:

    I think it’s sexy when we ask a guy – and why not? Girls are also attracted to guys. Why should we always wait for them to ask us? This is true liberation from the patriarchal ways of the past!

  2. Law says:

    Providing young people with the communication skills needed to either refuse, delay, or negotiate sex on terms they are comfortable with, is desperately needed to prepare them for the challenges they face. From what I can see, this campaign is a big step in that direction.

  3. Adina says:

    Miles: NO! If a girl says no you should respect her and listen to her. Ask her what she really wants.

  4. Miles says:

    I agree with all of this, but at the same time girls can be a tease. They don’t want to look too easy – so they say No. They want to test how much you desire them – so they say No. But they want you, expect you, to keep asking, keep asking, keep asking … until they say Yes. So often, when they say No, they really mean Yes. That’s why there’s confusion. And there’s a big problem when these girls say No – and really mean No! Because then nobody takes them seriously.

  5. Walter says:

    This poster has given me food for thought. I think I’ve been guilty of assuming that sex with my girl-friend is my right – just because she is my girl-friend.

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