Got Consent? Just ASK!

REMEMBER:

  • Get consent; don’t assume.
  • Create open and honest conversations.
  • Be responsible for your actions.
  • Ask before engaging in sexual activity.
  • Date with respect.

If you aren’t sure… ASK!

If you can’t talk about something because you are too embarrassed… you aren’t ready to do it!

Consent is…

  • Based on choice
  • Actively given
  • Possible only when there is equal power
  • Asked for
  • Given when both people are sober
  • Two people deciding to do the same thing, in the same way, at the same time

Consent is not…

  • Silence
  • Going along to avoid being hurt
  • Being drunk
  • Letting a person into your room
  • Assumed in an intimate relationship
  • The absence of resistance, defense wounds, screaming, or fighting back
  • Just because you’ve already gone this far or because of fear, shame, or guilt
  • Just because you “owe” them

 

This information brought to us by Pittsburgh Action Against Rape [Paar]

 

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