This incredible animated video from Blue Seat Studios, explains consensual sex in a way that’s reminiscent of a cartoon from our childhood. And it makes the idea of consent much more clear to folks who have never engaged in the discussion of exactly what consent is.
Having taught boundaries to thousands of people over the years, it’s clear that this subject is one of the toughest for people to grasp. This beautiful video makes these concepts so much easier to grasp.
Here’s the bottom line. By replacing the idea of sex with the metaphor of a having a cup of tea, we get a vivid idea of what “saying yes” and “saying no” actually looks like. Because the reality is that our ecstatic “hell yes” sits in a field of a strong “hell no.” And how absurd it is to think sex is somehow magically different from a cup of tea. We can see it with tea but it’s difficult to see in ourselves.
The key idea here is that “Hell No” is the boundary of “hell yes.”
The original script for this video came from blogger, Rockstar Dinosaur Pirate Princess.