The voluntary and explicit agreement to engage in the sexual activity in question.  It is the act of willingly agreeing to engage in specific sexual behaviour, and requires that a person is able to freely choose between two options: YES and NO.  This means that there must be an understandable exchange of affirmative words, which indicates a willingness to participate in mutually agreed upon sexual activity.

Consent is...


 vocal, continual, fun, sober, conscious, between peers, clear, present in a relationship, given freely.


How to ask for sexual consent:

Ask clearly and directly! Ask at each step, for each action.

  • Can I kiss you?
  • Can I hold your hand?
  • I'd like to try...? Are you okay with that?
  • Have you ever done…? Would you like to try this with me?
  • I’d like to …? What do you think?
  • Do you want to slow down?

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