We need to talk about flowers, chocolate, and consent this Valentine's Day

The Briefing

14-02-2024 • 12 mins

Valentine’s Day for most usually means overpriced chocolates, flowers, presents (and maybe even sex). But Chanel Contos says it's also a particularly good time to talk about consent, and how to keep it front and centre in our intimate relationships.

The pressure surrounding Valentine’s Day can be overwhelming, with partners seeking consent often forgotten about or assumed. Is there a larger conversation needed about how we view and educate others about consent as a society?

In this episode of The Briefing, Bension Siebert speaks with Chanel Contos from Teach Us Consent to learn more about consent and her partnership with the condom brand, Lifestyle, to help share the message of consent this Valentine’s Day.

If you need support, contact the national domestic, family and sexual violence counselling, information and support service 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732), or check out their website for resources.

To find out more about Teach Us Consent:
Website
Instagram

To find out more about their partnership with LifeStyles:
Website (Let's Talk Consent)
Instagram
Facebook

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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