Consensual sex grey areas revealed

Young adults who may use condoms are unsure about what exactly constitutes consensual sex, it has been claimed.

According to a survey summary report entitled Where Is Your Line?, prepared by Opinion Matters for The Havens - Sexual Assault Referral Centres, there are "grey areas" when it comes to people knowing whether someone wants to have sex with them.

The survey revealed that six per cent of men would try to sleep with someone if they were drunk, while one in eight admitted they would try it on if they thought the object of their desire was being flirty.

"Even with consent, only half of young adults assume that the person ... wants to have sex with them even if they actually say yes," the study added.

The Havens, which first opened in 2000, comprises specialist centres in the capital for people who are victims of sexual assault or rape.