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A Wonderfully British Explanation of Consent

A tale told through tea.

The video above from the Thames Valley Police is so quintessentially British, and so simple, that it’s the clearest way to explain the concept of consent I’ve ever seen. The key? Tea.

Substituting tea for sex is ingenious, and video explains the dos and don’ts of sharing tea through delightfully polite animations. With the narrator explaining tea etiquette as only the English could, you realize the brilliance of the concept that allows our host to cover all possible social circumstances in which the beverage might be served. It suggests, ultimately, that the whole subject is pretty simple.