Facilitators Guide

Summary of the story

Solomon and Sally are dancing at a club.  They decide to go outside and start kissing.  Sally decides she wants to go back inside and Solomon agrees.  They decide to catch up again.  After a few dates they decide to have sex using condoms.  They then go out as a couple to meet Solomon’s friends.

General questions to start discussions and explore the story

  • What’s happening in this story?
  • Explore points that are raised by participants – ask more questions about their statements.

Hints to prompt discussion

  • Alcohol affects people’s decision making.
  • Going out with or kissing someone does not imply consent for any other intimate acts, such as sex.
  • The clothes a person wears does not say anything about their character or willingness to have sex.
  • You should always respect another’s person’s decision to remove themselves from the current situation.
  • Having a discussion about sex before having sex means you can make an informed decision about what you and your partner are comfortable with doing and you can ensure consent of what has been discussed and agreed to.
  • Using condoms to have vaginal, anal or oral sex significantly reduces the chance of experiencing unplanned pregnancy, blood borne viruses and sexually transmissible diseases.

Services Available

Family Planning Victoria

Sexual and reproductive health services for people under 25

Location: Level 1, 94 Elizabeth St, Melbourne, VIC

Phone: (03) 9660 4700 or visit Family Planning Victoria Action Centre

Lifeline

24-hour Australia wide telephone counselling service.
Phone: 13 11 14 or visit Lifeline Australia

Kids Helpline

24-hour counselling service for children and young people aged 5 – 25.
Phone: 1800 55 1800 or visit Kids Helpline

Direct Line

A 24-hour drug and alcohol phone line offering counselling and referral services.
Phone: 1800 888 236 or visit Counselling Online

Action Centre

Sexual and reproductive health services for people under 25.  Free condoms available

Location: Level 1, 94 Elizabeth St, Melbourne, VIC

Phone: (03) 9660 4700 or visit Family Planning Victoria Action Centre

National Health Service Directory

Directory to find a doctor in your local area

Visit National Health Services Directory

Dr Marie

Sexual health and unplanned pregnancy services

Phone: 1300 003 707 or Visit Dr Marie

Melbourne Sexual Health Centre

Free sexual health clinic, offering free condoms and testing and treatment including post-exposure prophylaxis if you think you have been exposed to HIV, walk-ins welcome.

Location: 580 Swanston St, Carlton, VIC
Phone: (03) 9341 6200 or visit Melbourne Sexual Health Centre

Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre

Provides a wide range of specialist treatment and support services to people affected by alcohol and drug use.
Available: Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 5pm
Phone: (03) 8413 8413 or visit Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre