Valen­tine lovers get safe mes­sage

Fremantle Gazette - - STREET WATCH - Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie

WITH Na­tional Con­dom Day fall­ing on Valen­tine’s Day this year, Perth-based Sex­ual Health Quar­ters (SHQ) has re­minded lovers of the im­por­tance of con­sent when get­ting in­ti­mate.

To get the mes­sage across, this year’s cam­paign fea­tures the acro­nym CAKE, which stands for Con­sent, Ask­ing first, Keep­ing safe, and Ev­ery time.

SHQ spokes­woman Re­becca Smith said it was im­por­tant to know bound­aries when it came to sex.

“If your part­ner isn’t en­thu­si­as­ti­cally say­ing yes, stop what you’re do­ing im­me­di­ately,” she said.

On Fe­bru­ary 15, SHQ will of­fer free, con­fi­den­tial STI tests. Go to

WA Sex­ual Health Week runs from Fe­bru­ary 12 to 18.


Jess Pre­dovnik, Jeff Turner and Kat Dun­can spread the mes­sage.

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