Consent and Rape Culture

NIMISIRE

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.

Consent is:

Ongoing
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Note that consent can be withdrawn at any time: A person has a right to change their mind about engaging in, or continuing a sexual activity whenever they choose to.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.

Coherent
Participants in a sexual activity must be capable of granting their consent. If a…

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