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A Quick & Easy Guide to Consent

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This was such an easy read, while being incredibly informative at the same time. It has good information at the back that can be used as a conversation starter.
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Fun and helpful for getting the conversation going about safe and healthy consent in multiple situations.
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A Quick and Easy guide to consent takes the lowest bar of consent, willingness, and turns it into the golden standard: affirmative consent. This graphic novel shows you that consent is more than a lack of no. It starts with an informed, absolute yes and discusses the factors that go into it. A Quick and Easy Guide is perfect for anyone new to physical and sexual experiences or anyone in need of redefining sex and consent in a more positive way.
Like the book says, it is a beginner's guide and in no way a comprehensive set of rules.
The worksheets in the back that assist in thinking about/ exploring boundaries is an excellent tool.
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I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

This book is a fantastic guide to consent. It's very good at giving the basics in a really easy to understand way. This book should be required reading!
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This was a really great beginner guide to consent. I think it would be a wonderful read for teens or anyone just getting involved in sexual activity. I particularly liked the checklist in the back pages for couples to go over together.
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A Quick &Easy Guide to Consent, is just as the title implies, a quick and easy guide.  The book is a great way to start the conversation about what sexual consent is and looks like within a variety of contexts and relationships.  The book is very upfront with trigger warnings for sexual assault and outlines how some topics are  discussed highlighting only a specific gender, but that it obviously applies to all genders.This book would be an amazing educational tool  for really anyone, but specifically high school-college age individuals. Out Fall 2020.
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Isabella Rotman's guide to consent is a fantastic look at what consent is and what it is not.  This book should be in every library collection, with a copy in teen and adult.  Everyone can learn something here!
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While I think consent, the ability to say "no", the space to ask questions to your partner etc are important things, I can't help but feel a little deranged by all this "do this", "do that",  "no, not like that". I mean, is there any space left for spontaneity? Aren't all these rules troubling and a source of anxiety for young people? I personally hate to be told what to do, but there's more. Do we really have to name everything and label and control and judge everything that happens between two people, all the time? This is so much to worry about. Life doesn't work like this in my opinion. 

This book is good and necessary, for educational purpose. But while young people do have to know what is legally right or wrong to do to themselves and/or to someone else, they can, also, learn to fix their own personal boundaries without being told what to do all the time, it seems kind of confusing to me.

Idk this all thing seems problematic to me. It might be a cultural or generational issue on my part. I'm open to discussion, there might be things I'm missing. 

Thanks anyway to NetGalley and Limerence Press for this advance copy.
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This book should be mandatory at schools. Every young man and woman should study this and learn from it. This book is so important and I am so glad that it exists. It’s a touchy subject, that’s often difficult for some people to understand. However, this book provides a fresh and thorough approach. I truly hope that this book gets the recognition it deserves.
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I wish I had this book 10+ years ago when dealing with an unhealthy, emotionally abusive relationship.  This guide is LITERALLY quick and easy but so full of life-changing information.  Even as a woman in a currently healthy relationship, this book gave me important things to consider regarding consent and communication.   Absolutely recommended.
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I WANT TO BUY THIS BOOK AND GIVE IT TO EVERYONE I KNOW! 
I knew I would like this book when Sargent Yes Means Yes came in and said their pronouns. I was like yep, this book is for me.

It was such a fun and educative little book. I especially loved how consent was stripped down to the basics and explained simply. The diversity in A Quick And Easy Guide To Consent was also an highlight of the book. Everyone was represented and that made me very very happy.

In conclusion, BUY THIS BOOK FOR EVERYONE YOU MEET! I would say buy it for your kids but I don't know the appropriate age range since I don't have children. I do have a 16 year old brother and I'm definitely getting this book for him when it comes out.
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As the title suggests, this is a very quick, accessible introduction to the concept of not just consent, but affirmative consent.

This is an important work that tackles a complex topic in a friendly, approachable way, and as an educator it is a book I think every school should have a copy of. It encourages the reader to not only think about listening to their partners, but also how practising affirmative consent can improve their own emotional and sexual openness.

Although it does discuss the role that cultural gender dynamics can have in consent-related situations, the scope and general approach of the book is gender-neutral and the lessons taught apply to any gender, sexuality, or sexual act (and any combination of the above). It's refreshing to see a book so approachable take a non-hetero-normative, non-penis-in-vagina-centric approach.
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Though it felt a bit juvenile, I liked a lot the creative way through which the author immersed the reader in this book: with the help of our incredibly helpful protagonist Sarge.

When a couple was ready to go beyond making out, to the sex level, Sarge barged in at the right time to educate the pair about explicit affirmative consent, whether verbal or through gestures.

Later, the book went on to talk about the importance of freely-given, non-coercive consent; of making sure there is proper  communication prior to having sex while intoxicated; of knowing laws regarding age of consent; of all parties being informed about STIs and all the ways of preventing those; of establishing clear boundaries in sexual relationships where kinks are concerned, in a way that was both fun and easy to understand for teenagers.


All in all, a very good read and <b>A Quick & Easy Guide to Consent</b> delivered exactly what it promised!
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<i>A Quick & Easy Guide to Consent</i> is wonderfully informative and important for everyone. I truly believe anyone from the young teens and above can (and should) read this short graphic novel. Maybe you will even want to fill in the quite extensive checklist about what you consent to, for yourself but maybe also to share with your partner.

The guide covers several scenarios and answers questions in the form of conversations between couples and Sarge Yes Means Yes (they/them). 

Consent is always good to talk about but if you don't know how you can show them this short graphic novel.
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Another useful resource for broaching the sometimes difficult and emotive topic of consent. The medium of a graphic novel is really helpful at making the reader more at ease. The book is full of a wealth of information but it presented in a really easy way to digest without being overwhelming.
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LOVED this book!! Consent is especially important the more messed up the world gets, and both teens and adults would benefit from this book. It's also a quick and condensed view of a heavy topic.
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This book nailed it! It was written in a way most people could understand.   I read it to see what way and how well it was written.  There was still sometimes I didn't know and I thought I knew all about consent . I like how it took into consideration genders and sexual orientation.  The illustratings were basic but clear and detailed.  I recommend every teenager and you adult should read this .
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A Quick & Easy Guide to Consent should be on every teacher's, librarian's, doctor's, psychologist's and parent's radar. It is a very charming graphic guidebook through consent, a topic not nearly enough discussed. The language used is very accessible even for younger readers, inclusive and respectful, basically, everything you want it to be in this type of a read. However, this does not take away from the complexity of the issues raised in the guide and it still gives each individual subdiscussion enough devoted space. This guide needs to be shared and I would recommend it to anyone.
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I swayed between a 3 and 4 star rating for this book. While it is very informative and covers a wide range of topics in regards to consent I feel that younger people could find the tone a little patronising. A 3.5 star read for me.
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As with previous Quick and Easy Guides I've read, this is a terrific, candid, informative, and frank explanation of an important topic. The illustrations are evocative and clear, the art style is pleasing and accessible, and the education is great. 

That said, I feel a little bit at a loss as to what the intended audience of this book is. I chose it to review thinking it might be a good title for my junior high students, who are starting on their journeys of adult relationship. The topic of consent is really important for teens. The writing in this book is at a much higher academic level/maturity level than the They/Them Pronouns book, and feels like it is really above a teenager's head (at least as a casual read). Additionally, while I personally find it AWESOME that the book is straightforward about anatomy and acts, including illustrations and slang, it makes it impossible for me to fully consider having it in the general library collection. If I were a high school librarian I might feel differently. I WOULD share this title with my health teachers and school nurses/counselors. 

The content of this book (in terms of maturity level) seems much more adult. I'm curious about the marketing of an 80-page graphic novel to college students -- who may erroneously think they already know all there is to know -- and adults. I'd love to see this book used as a course material in sexual health and gender studies classes, or with people in treatment for relevant crimes and behaviors. I think it should be widely available in public libraries, and I also think it would be a very excellent book for parents to give their teenagers! 

Ultimately, I think I wish that there was a junior edition and hope that there will be one down the line. Younger teens need this information, but with simpler syntax.
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