Consent is often misinterpreted in a short skirt, under the influence of alcohol or drugs, at a nightclub, being out on the streets, in a relationship, in a marriage and other such instances which do NOT give free consent but are understood so. The general assumption is consent is hidden behind a NO, behind casual flirting, behind silence and behind fear.

A group of students at the New College of Florida came up with a series of posters on what defines consent?

Sexual activity requires consent, which is defined as voluntary, positive agreement between the participants to engage in specific sexual activity.

 

Check out how these posters bust the myth and misinterpretation around consent, because consent is the key.

Being in a relationship is not consent.
Being in a relationship is not consent.
We’ve had sex before is not consent.
We’ve had sex before is not consent.
Consent to one act is not consent to all acts.
Consent to one act is not consent to all acts.
If they aren’t sober, they can’t consent.
If they aren’t sober, they can’t consent.
The absence of “no” is not consent.
The absence of “no” is not consent.
Flirting is not consent. Silence is not consent.
Flirting is not consent. Silence is not consent.
If they say “Yes” and change their mind, it’s not consent.
If they say “Yes” and change their mind, it’s not consent.
If they don’t feel free to say “No”, it’s not consent.
If they don’t feel free to say “No”, it’s not consent.
If you have to convince them, it’s not consent.
If you have to convince them, it’s not consent.
Only an informed, sober, freely-given, ongoing, enthusiastic “Yes!” is consent.
Only an informed, sober, freely-given, ongoing, enthusiastic “Yes!” is consent.

It is a complete set of posters, made by students at New College of Florida. Original link is found here.

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