This Brilliantly Simple Video Explains the Concept of Consent to Anyone Who Still Isn’t Sure


In recent years we have been exposed again and again to sad and infuriating cases of sexual assault, rape and sexual acts without consent. It seems like the seemingly simple and decidedly obvious rules regarding what is acceptable and what is not still remain unclear to some people.

This next video manages to explain, in a clear and entertaining manner, the significance of the word “consent” via a simple animation in which the concept of consent is applied to a cup of tea instead of to sex. In the video, we learn when it is acceptable to offer someone a “cup of tea” and when it is definitely not acceptable. The video was initially uploaded six months ago to the Blue Seat Studios and has since received more than 1.5 million views.