Consent is a positive, unambiguous, voluntary agreement to engage in a specific sexual activity.

  • The absence of “no” is not consent.

  • A current or previous sexual relationship does not imply consent.

  • Consent to some sexual acts does not imply consent to others.

  • Consent given in the past to a sexual act does not imply or grant present or future


  • Consent must be ongoing throughout a sexual encounter and can be revoked at any time.

  • Consent cannot be obtained by fear, threat, coercion or force.