So, What is Consent?
Consent is the permission for something to happen; the willingness to engage in a sexual activity.
Consent is a voluntary, enthusiastic, and clear agreement between the participants to engage in specific sexual activity.
You must have permission for each activity at every stage of a sexual encounter. Consent is about communication, and it should happen every time. Giving consent for one activity at a time is not automatic consent for increased or recurring sexual contact.
Note that consent can be withdrawn at any time: A person has a right to change their mind about engaging in, or continuing a sexual activity whenever they choose to. It is important to clearly communicate to your partner that you are no longer comfortable with the activity and wish to stop.
Participants in a sexual activity must be capable of granting their consent. If a…
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