- 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.
- 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.
- Potential consequences could include sexually transmitted infections for both you and your partner.
- Potential consequences could include being labelled an abuser by people who know you.