Consent doesn't have to be verbal, but it's always a good idea to ask your partner
before doing anything that is sexual.
Just because consent is given once...
Even if someone has given permission for sexual activity in the past, don't assume
that it's okay again. Permission has to be given each time.
You can change your mind...
At any time.
You can change your mind at any time and at any point in sexual activity. Tell your
partner that you're not comfortable and want to stop. The best way to make sure everyone
is comfortable is to talk about it. Remember, you have control over your body and
should only do what you want to do.
Consent can look like this:
Ask: Is this ok?
Stating "yes" or "I'm open to trying that"
Giving physical cues that indicate agreement
Should be enthusiastic--your partner should want to!
Consent does not look like this:
Refusing to accept "no"
Wearing certain clothes, flirting, or kissing
Being incapacitated by drugs or alcohol
Pressuring someone into having sex through fear and intimidation.