Can We Talk About Consent?: A book about freedom, choices, and agreement (Paperback)

Can We Talk About Consent?: A book about freedom, choices, and agreement By Justin Hancock, Fuchsia MacAree (Illustrator) Cover Image

Can We Talk About Consent?: A book about freedom, choices, and agreement (Paperback)


What exactly is consent? Why does it matter? How can you respect other people’s boundaries, and have them respect yours? 

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.

Justin Hancock is a UK-based sex educator with over 20 years of experience. His website,, is a leading sex and relationships advice resource for users aged 14+, and receives thousands of visits per day. In addition, Justin works with practitioners in sex and relationships, education and sexual health services, providing training and resources. 

Fuchsia MacAree is a Dublin-based illustrator. Her practice involves drawing, mural painting and screen printing. Her work has appeared in exhibitions worldwide. Fuchsia's character-based drawings are playful and colorful.

Product Details ISBN: 9780711256569
ISBN-10: 071125656X
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Publication Date: January 26th, 2021
Pages: 160
Language: English
"This timely and important book should be read by tweens, teens, and adults."Claire ­Covington, Broadway H.S., VA, School Library Journal