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Breakfasters: Yumi Stynes On Her New Book About Consent

For many people, Dolly Doctor in the sealed section was a “bible” in adolescence, and Yumi Stynes is lucky enough to have written a book on consent with the Dolly Doctor, Dr Melissa Kang. Yumi joins Breakfasters to chat about the new book Welcome To Consent.

Yumi says that it “pays to be quite frank about these things” and that consent involves “mutually deciding what works for both of you”. Illustrated by Jenny Latham, the book explores consent between sexual partners, how power dynamics can come into play, and other experiences where someone's autonomy may be jeopardised. Yumi explains that consent needs to be taught in schools, at home and at places like sporting clubs – “the conversation needs to be really holistic”.

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Listen to Breakfasters: Yumi Stynes On Her New Book About Consent13:5313 May 2021