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.