Can We Talk About Consent? by Justin Hancock

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Can We Talk About Consent? breaks down the basics of how to give and get consent in every aspect of life for readers aged 14 years and older. It’s a powerful word, but not everyone understands exactly what it means. This stylish guide explains clearly why consent matters – for all of us.

With honest explanations by experienced sex and relationships educator Justin Hancock, you’ll learn how consent is a vital part of how we connect with ourselves and our self-esteem, the people close to us and the wider world.

The book covers a broad range of topics, including:

how we greet each other

how to choose things for ourselves

how we say no to things

communicating and respecting choices in sexual relationships

the factors that can affect a person’s ability to choose

how to empower other people by giving them consent

And – there’s a whole lot of pizza.

This guide to consent gives you all the tools you need to build consensual relationships.



¿De qué hablamos cuando de consentimiento se trata? ¿Qué es?

Existen una serie de conceptos, prácticas y costumbre que como adultos nos resulta fácil identificar y llevar a la práctica. Son cosas que en la mayoría de los casos damos por hecho sin plantearnos su importancia. Sin embargo, explicarlo a niños y jóvenes ya no nos resulta tan sencillo.


Can We Talk About Consent? parte de lo más básico y avanza poco a poco a través de ejemplos prácticos muy sencillos y sacados de la vida diaria. Explica qué es a través de su concepto pero también aplicado a nosotros como individuos pero también con respeCto al mundo y a la vida en general.

Aprender a preguntar sobre lo que quieren los demás y a darles tiempo y espacio. También nos explica cómo interpretar las acciones de quienes nos rodean, que son también una forma de dar a entender lo que quieren en realidad, aunque sin palabras.

Me ha gustado mucho el libro de forma general. Tiene un formato atractivo con colores alegres que transmiten ritmo y vida. Y lo más curioso es que está todo explicado a través de una pizza como ejemplo y extrapolado a la vida real. Por qué elegimos un tipo de pizza con unos ingredientes determinados y no otros o por qué algunas veces elegimos comer pizza en lugar de otro alimento.


Al final del libro nos proponen una serie de actividades con las que comprobar lo que hemos aprendido a la vez que nos ayuda a poner en práctica y repasar los conceptos tratados.

Desde mi punto de vista, Can We Talk About Consent? es un libro muy útil y que puede ser de mucha ayuda tanto a niños y jóvenes como a sus tutores a la hora de comprender y explicar qué es el consentimiento. Muy recomendable.



What do we talk about when it comes to consent? What is it?

There are a number of concepts, practices and customs that we as adults find easy to identify and implement. These are things that in most cases we take for granted without considering their importance. However, explaining it to children and young people is no longer so simple.

Can We Talk About Consent? starts from the basics and progresses little by little through very simple practical examples taken from daily life. It explains what it is through its concept but also applied to us as individuals but also with respect to the world and life in general.

It’s divided into three main chapters: consent and you, consent and others, consent and the world. These in turn are subdivided into chapters in which everything is very sloppy with simple explanations, easy to understand and put into practice. They cover all the most important aspects to take into account.

Simple things like doing what we really want and not what others want or expect us to do. How important it is to give our consent and know how to say no when that’s what we want.

Learn to ask questions about what others want and give them time and space. It also explains how to interpret the actions of those around us, which are also a way of giving to understand what they really want but without words.

I really liked the book in general. It has an attractive format with cheerful colors that transmit rhythm and life. And the most curious thing is that it is all explained through a pizza as an example and extrapolated to real life. Why we choose one type of pizza with certain toppins and not others or why we sometimes choose to eat pizza instead of other food.

Finally, the book proposes a series of activities with which to check what we have learned while helping us to put into practice and review the concepts discussed.

From my point of view, Can We Talk About Consent? is a very useful book that can be very helpful to both children and young people and their guardians in understanding and explaining what consent is. Highly recommended.



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