TALKING ABOUT INTIMACY AND CONSENT WITH THE RADIO TOOL
This series of activities aims at making participants understand the notion of consent, not as a laborious or boring issue, but rather as an essential element of intimacy, relational well-being and even eroticism.
Introduce the session and its objectives
Explain that this workshop is about intimacy and consent. First, you will share experiences around intimacy, to explore the diversity of preferences in this area. Then you will define consent together and share positive experiences at the microphone. These audio clips will illustrate how consent can be at the heart of our daily practices!
Energizers: Stop and Go
Wake up with an activity that engages the body and concentration!
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The degrees of intimacy
The participants are first invited to explore together the notion of intimacy in order to better understand the complexity and subjective significance of the term. Then they express themselves on their own relationship to intimacy: on a line representing the “intimacy thermometer”, they place their first name according to the degree of intimacy that certain actions related to the love/sexual/erotic sphere represent for them. Then, they finish by telling the microphone a positive memory related to intimacy or by discussing on the microphone subjects that they want to explore further.
Brainstorming on consent
This activity aims to define consent. People are invited to complete the sentence “Consent is …” and to share their answers orally. It is also an opportunity to discuss and question consent in order to put it at the heart of our daily lives.
Step-by-step instructions here.
Positive memory on consent
This activity invites participants to tell a positive story about consent at the microphone. This last step allows to keep a trace that young people can be proud of, to share a success story, but also to contribute to breaking down stereotypes about consent.
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Put pictures from the Dixit game (or printed pictures of your choice) on the floor. Ask people to look at them one by one and to choose the ones that best represent the state of mind they feel at the end of the session. Then, each person in turn can express their feelings in 1-2 minutes.