One of the most basic topics within Sex Education is unfortunately the most ignored. We all remember learning about the risks of STDs, how to put a condom on a banana (cucumber, etc), or unintended pregnancies. But do any of us really remember any quality education on the topic of consent? I sure don’t, and haven’t heard from many people that do. It’s a shame because this is an incredibly important topic of education. Often sexual assault/coercion is seen as violent, random, and physical when the reality is that sexual assault is often more subtle. It usually happens between two people who know each other, and it often looks like relentless asking, pressure, manipulation, or pursuing without permission. One way our culture perpetuates the normalization of sexual assault is by failing to educate us about consent and practice good examples of sexual communication. So let's break it down!