‘If someone says no, you stop!’: Ruth Langsford recalls the ‘difficult’ conversation she had with son Jack, 19, about sexual consent… when he asked her about rape  

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Ruth Langsford told her Loose Women co-stars on Monday that she talks to her son, Jack, about sexual consent.

Ruth shared Jack, 19, with TV presenter husband Amon Holmes, and told fellow panelists Penny Lancaster, Judy Love and Jane Moore: ‘I talk to Jack about consent. They say talk to your kids but it is very difficult…’

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She continued: ‘There was a case of rape and he asked me what rape is and in that moment – whatever I am told here, I need to be measured. And this led to a conversation about consent.

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Honest talk: Ruth Langsford tells her Loose Women co-stars on Monday as she talks to her 19-year-old son, Jack, about sexual consent

‘If no one says no, you stop. It doesn’t matter what you think about his decision.

Penny replied: ‘I think it’s about teaching every child to take care of other people’s feelings and show respect and ask “Would I like to be treated like that?”

Detailing about her experience going through menopause, Penny also became emotional and burst into tears.

The 50-year-old model told how she was taken on an anti-depressant course and often felt guilty for ‘being upset’.

Ruth shares 19-year-old Jack with TV presenter husband Amon Holmes, adding: 'I talk to Jack (pictured) about consent.  They say talk to your kids but it is very difficult...'

Ruth shares 19-year-old Jack with TV presenter husband Amon Holmes, adding: ‘I talk to Jack (pictured) about consent. They say talk to your kids but it is very difficult…’

She said: ‘When I joined Loose Women, I would sit back and listen to the more mature women at the time – but now I’ve caught you – thinking, “Really, is this that bad?” and never fully understood it.

‘I think that’s half the problem. It’s not until it hits you from literally every angle that you think, ‘That’s what you’re talking about.’

She continued: ‘Since we’re so good at disguising and putting on masks and doing a band-aid on problems, just getting on with life, making sure everyone is okay – walking home, kids going to school. Rahi and husband – all these different roles we play and work in between and we forget about ourselves.

‘I went to the doctors for a mammogram check, which was fine. I talked to an unreliable doctor – I had some tears with him trying to explain what I’ve been going through the past few months and he said, “You have to get to the point where you tell yourself , see you.’

Penny was supported by her co-hosts as she got emotional.

The Candidate: Penny Lancaster cried on Monday's episode as she detailed her experience going through menopause

The Candidate: Penny Lancaster cried on Monday’s episode as she detailed her experience going through menopause

Honest: The 50-year-old model reveals how she was put on a course of anti-depressants and often felt guilty for 'being upset' (pictured with Jane Moore)

Honest: The 50-year-old model reveals how she was put on a course of anti-depressants and often felt guilty for ‘being upset’ (pictured with Jane Moore)

She said: ‘You feel guilty for being upset. You go to coffee with a friend and they say, “How are you?” And then you burst into tears and you don’t know why you are crying.’

Penny said she is feeling more anxious as a result of going through menopause.

He said: ‘My anxiety has gone off the roof. Where I’ve always been very patient, I feel like I’m losing my grip. When I talked to my GP, the first thing he said was, “Okay, let’s give you an anti-depressant.”

’ And I was like, “I need balance, something to shake off the frustration and anger.” It helped a little, but it was another band aid and was not solving the real problem.’

Penny said: Said: 'You feel guilty for being upset.  You go to coffee with a friend and they say,

Penny said: Said: ‘You feel guilty for being upset. You go to coffee with a friend and they say, “How are you?” And then you burst into tears and you don’t know why you are crying.’

Discussion: Penny said she's feeling more anxious as a result of going through menopause

Discussion: Penny said she’s feeling more anxious as a result of going through menopause

She continued: ‘Luckily through Loose Women, I got the advice to see a specialist and in the last six weeks, I’ve been on treatment, I’ve come off anti-depressants and I feel a sense of balance.

‘I’ve stopped sweating hot, I’m still suffering from anxiety… I’m getting there. Being able to talk to my husband is an absolute number one…

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