Sexual Consent: 10 Examples Of When 'No' Means 'Yes'

Talking, flirting, dating, kissing... There are so many indications of someone liking you. We have signs that show someone is interested, small things that give us the confidence to move forward. When you know someone likes you, and then they say 'no' to sex, how do you know they really mean it? Well, we've come up with a very simple list of guidelines to make it much easier on you, in case there's any more confusion.

1. When Someone Is Wearing Revealing Clothing


...And they are dressed in a way that lets you know they want to have sex, when they say 'no', it still means 'no'.


2. When Someone Holds Your Eye Contact For Longer Than Normal



...And they give you that flirty look across the room, they like what they see, and when they say 'no', it still means 'no'.


3. When Someone Touches your Arm Affectionately 


..And they come into your personal space by nudging you playfully, lightly grazing your arm. In this instance, if they say 'no', it still means 'no'.



4. When Someone Smiles At You


...And they look at you all gooey eyed, flashing their beautiful pearly whites with a big grin - if they do this and they say 'no', it still means 'no'.


5. When Someone Blushes When They're Talking To You



...And you just know you've said something right and they definitely fancy you. If after that they say 'no', it still means 'no'.


6. When Someone Drops In That They're Single


...And you are 100% positive they only did it because they were trying to let you know that they're single, if they say 'no', it still means 'no'.



7. When Someone Compliments You


...And they ONLY compliment YOU, but then they say 'no'... It still means no.


8. When Someone Agrees To Go On A Date With you



...And at the end of the night says they'd like to go home with you for a drink. If they say no after that? It still means no.


9. When Someone Is Kissing You


...And it's going really well, and you know they're enjoying it, and THEN they say 'no'? It still means no.



10. When Someone Is In Bed With You


...And they are half naked and you've been kissing all night, if they say 'no' then.... It still means no.


*If you have been affected by any issues raised by this article please call the Dublin Rape Crisis National 24-Hour Helpline 1800 77 8888

Sarah Power
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Unnatural blonde with a natural gift for wrapping presents. Never had one lesson. Big fan of Sex and the City, Eddie Vedder and men who have a good strong whistle. Hope to be a responsible woman one day, but for now I'm enjoying being a child in a woman's body. Pet peeve: People who abbreve everything.

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