How to say no to sexual activities

Some useful tips about
staying safe by saying no

Saying no to sexual activities



You should never be forced into doing something that you don't feel comfortable with, especially when it comes to sexual activities. Only you can know when you are ready.

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Saying 'no' is not easy, especially if you are worried about what your partner will think.

Just always remember that if you give in to your partner because you are scared or worried, you may find that you regret not saying no in the future.


Don't worry about saying no, your partner should always accept and respect your decision.

If they try to force you to have sex you can report them to the police as this is against the law.


There is nothing wrong with not wanting to have sex – no matter what anyone says.


Some people find that they wish they had waited until it was with someone special – there is nothing wrong with waiting for the right person.

You have the right to say no to sex

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Ways to say 'No' to sex

Just because I don't want to doesn't mean I don't love you

I don't feel ready to have sex yet, can we wait?

I want to wait until I am married to have sex

I want to do it when it feels right

You say you'll leave me if I say no. I don't want to go out with you now anyway

My religion says I should wait until I'm married to have sex

We don't have to have sex to prove we love each other

If you love me you won't pressure me into doing something I don't want to

I just don't want to



Tips on saying ‘No’



Don’t be shy, be confident

Look them straight in the eye and say ‘no’

Let them know that you mean it and that it is your final decision