Sexual Consent is Essential
This infographic provides examples of what consent sounds like and the conditions that are necessary to obtain consent.
Sexual CONSENT is essential96% of Canadians agree that sexual activity must be consensual.
Yet, only 1 out of 3 Canadians know what consent is.
Consent is...VOCAL: IS NOT AN ABSENCE OF “NO”
CONTINUAL: CAN BE REVOKED AT ANY TIME
FUN: OH YA!
SOBER: CANNOT BE GIVEN IF THE PERSON IS INCAPACITATED BY ALCOHOL OR DRUGS
CONSCIOUS: CANNOT BE GIVEN IF THE PERSON IS UNCONSCIOUS
GIVEN FREELY: CAN NEVER BE OBTAINED THROUGH THREATS OR COERCION
BETWEEN PEERS: CANNOT BE OBTAINED IF A PERSON ABUSES A POSITION OF TRUST, POWER OR AUTHORITY
CLEAR: CANNOT BE ASSUMED OR IMPLIED
PRESENT IN A RELATIONSHIP: DATING SOMEONE DOES NOT MEAN CONSENT IS AUTOMATICALLY PRESENT
ENTHUSIASTIC: Yes, I’d love to
GENUINE: Totally into #%*ing tonight, but not *^#*.
CONFIDENT: LET’S DO IT!!
SHARED: I feel like with you… What do you feel like??SOBER: I’ve had too much to drink tonight
CLEAR: YES YES YES
EVERY TIME: Not tonight maybe Friday.