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Sexual Safety Is About More Than Just Sex

Whether we know survivors or not, it’s imperative we actively create environments of sexual safety both for ourselves and for others.


Photo: Margret Flatley

Trigger Warning: Though nothing explicit is referenced in this article, there are mentions light mentions of sexual assault and conversations surrouding topics of consent that are talked about.


Conversations about sex are constantly changing, but the topic of sexual saftey is one we need to keep talking about. You might not think the way you go about your day is connected to the larger conversation of sex, but from our subconscious biases, to our mental health, to our everyday speech, everything finds away to impact our role in this cause (be it promoting safety, or being part of the problem).


Though S.A survivors are standing up against the injustice and lack of accountability the world has shown them, it’s our duty as people to do better, and that doesn’t just mean joining marches and donating (which you should absolutely still do).


So for S.A survivors, and those of us seeking to change, here are seven things you must remember, so we can actively make sex safer for ourselves, and for others.


1. You need to train yourself to say “No”.