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Video compares sexual consent to making tea: "If they don't drink tea...don't make them drink it"

‘Just because you made it, doesn’t mean you’re entitled to watch them drink it.’

A POLICE STATION in England has released a video about sexual consent.

The campaign, launched by Thames Valley police, compares sexual consent to making tea.

The three minute video goes through different scenarios with two stick figures – all based around a cup of tea.

A voiceover explains a range of situations where a person may have originally said ‘yes’ to tea, but then they don’t want tea.

“If they don’t drink the tea…don’t make them drink it. Just because you made it doesn’t mean you’re entitled to watch them drink it.

They might say ‘Yes please, that’s kind of you’ and then when the tea arrives they actually don’t want the tea at all.Sure, that’s kind of annoying as you’ve gone to all the effort of making the tea, but they remain under no obligation to drink the tea. They did want tea, now they don’t.

Source: Thames Valley Police/YouTube

The ad is part of Thames Valley police’s #ConsentisEverything campaign.

The campaign was launched by the force and the Thames Valley Sexual Violence Prevention Group on Tuesday.

It has already received some positive feedback:

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