The SW Experts | Comfort, Safety, & Consent: 15 Questions
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Comfort, Safety, & Consent: 15 Questions

In the dating game, feeling comfortable, safe, and respected by a partner is super important and can ultimately lead to you enthusiastically consenting to sexual activity with new partners. When getting to know potential new partners, it can be stressful to initiate conversations about sex and intimacy. In a perfect world, all singles would have a serious chat about boundaries before engaging in intimate acts. I highly encourage that in fact. But in reality, those conversations might not happen with every partner at the start of each new dating scenario. For singles who might be shy about discussing specifics about sex, asking yourself a few questions could help determine if a potential partner is a good fit for you. Here are 15 questions that will help you to assess your level of comfort and potential safety with a new partner to determine if you’re comfortable moving forward sexually.

If your answer to any of these questions is negative, you may want to rethink your willingness to engage in sexual activity with him or her.

1. Do you feel physically safe with your partner?