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    Matthew McConaughey's Dad Taught Him A Valuable Lesson About Consent During Sex, And It's Something Everyone Should Hear

    "If it's all green lights, you go as far as it's comfortable."

    Matthew McConaughey is opening up about the importance of consent — and it's something everyone should hear.

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    During an appearance on Kelly Ripa's Let's Talk Off Camera podcast, Matthew reflected on a "very cool" lesson he was taught by his father as a teenager.

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    "I remember my dad talking to me, and I shared this with my son, but he said a very, very cool thing," Matthew recalled of the lesson about sex.

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    His father explained that whenever there is intimacy with a partner, there may come a point when there is a sense of hesitation or a desire from one party to stop.

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    "He goes: And if you stop, sometimes after you stop, she may go, 'Okay, well, now let's go.' And he goes, 'Don't go further,'" Matthew shared.

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    "Say, 'Hey, nuh-uh. If we get back together [in the future] and it all just flows and goes further, great. But that's all for now,'" he continued.

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    "If both people are just flowing, if it's all green lights, you go as far as it's comfortable," Matthew said. "But if you feel someone, you know, tense up, it's like, 'Hey, we don't have to; we got time.'"

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    Although Matthew acknowledged that it can be hard for young people to realize that sex "can wait," he believes it's incredibly important to be in tune with your partner during sexual encounters.

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    At the end of the day, Matthew says, it'll be better for both people to wait until later on, when it "flows all naturally."

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    It sounds as if Matthew's father was truly ahead of his time when it came to teaching lessons about consent, and as Matthew shares his story, it'll hopefully continue to make a difference in people's lives!

    You can hear all that Matthew had to say below.

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