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21 Men And Women Say Why Sexual Consent Is Important

"Why is consent important?"

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5. Pause Play Stop was launched by Sarsas (formally Bristol Rape Crisis), which wanted to tackle the campaigns that often put the blame on victims, or "focus on dissuading people from drinking, going out, and enjoying themselves".

Sarsas (Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support) describes itself as a "specialist support service for women and girls in Bath, Bristol, North East Somerset, North Somerset, Somerset, or South Gloucestershire, who have experienced any form of sexual violence, at any point in their lives".

9. "We intend to promote the fact that consent is part of communication between people, and not something else to think about or a barrier to enjoying the sexual activity that people want," she added.

18. She added: "There is currently an extremely high level of confusion and misinformation surrounding consent, which is very worrying, particularly against the wider backdrop of violence against women and girls."

Rossalyn Warren is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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