Consent is giving and getting permission to do something. For sex, consent means two people freely give each other permission for sexual activity—touching, kissing, and having sex.

Sexual consent involves three stages, before and during each sexual activity.


You CANNOT get consent from someone who is unconscious or asleep.

If someone is crying, silent, or pushing away, you cannot ask for/get consent. You CAN talk to the person to find out what is bothering them.

Consent is an important part of healthy relationships. Practice ASK-LISTEN-RESPECT in all your relationships—not just with sex. Watch this short video. It shows how to practice consent with something as simple as offering tea to someone. Copyright ©2015 Emmeline May and Blue Seat Studios. Original source.