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What could you say if your partner wants to have sex but you don't?

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Sex is supposed to be a positive and pleasurable experience. So if you don't want to have sex or aren't ready, it's important that you say this to your partner. Be clear, and tell them 'no'.

Anyone who goes against your wishes is breaking consent and this is an offence. It can be hard to say no, but this is your right.

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  • Last updated: 10 November 2023
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