Quiz: Consent


#1. According to Irish law, at what age can you legally consent to sexual activity?

Incorrect. You must be 17 years of age to engage in sexual activity in the Republic of Ireland.

#2. If you go on a date with someone then you have given sexual consent.

Incorrect! Sexual consent must be freely given and is not implied by going out with someone. You are allowed to set your own boundaries at any time.

#3. If you are married or in a relationship, you don't need to ask consent to engage in sex.

Incorrect. Consent can be withdrawn at any time and it is important to check in with your partner to make sure they are comfortable and their boundaries are respected.

#4. You can be raped by your boyfriend/girlfriend/partner.

Incorrect. Sexual intercourse without consent is rape, even if you have given consent in the past and have since changed your mind.

#5. If someone says yes, they can change their minds five minutes later.

Incorrect. Anyone is allowed to change their mind and withdraw consent at any time.

#6. Someone can give consent to oral sex but decide not to have penetrative sex.

Incorrect. Everyone has personal boundaries and consent for one sexual act is not consent for all sexual acts.