consequences

  • What are ‘consequences’?
        Everything that a person does has an affect on something or someone. This effect is known as a ‘consequence’. Consequences can either be positive or negative.
    • Both positive and negative consequences can have a lasting impact on people’s lives.
    • Sex or physical closeness without consent can have negative consequences for both people involved.
  • What are the consequences if you have been pressured into sex?Health
    • Potential health consequences could include: unwanted pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections for both you and your partner, physical damage, internal injury, mental health problems, depression and self-harm.

    Emotional

    • Potential emotional consequences can include: lower self-esteem and sense of worth, humiliation, fear and hurt.
  • What are the consequences if you have done the pressuring?Legal
    • Having sex without gaining consent could potentially lead to you spending up to 8 years in prison.
    • Sexually assaulting another person could lead to a community order, fine or prison sentence
    • Both having sex without consent and sexual assault could lead to your details being put on the Sex Offenders’ Register.

    Health

    • Potential consequences could include sexually transmitted infections for both you and your partner.

    Social

    • Potential consequences could include being labelled an abuser by people who know you.

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