Consent - Benjamin Franklin Institute Of Technology


Consent can be a very confusing and complicated process, however it is important for you to be aware and understand what consent means. 

What is Consent?

Consent must be informed, knowing and voluntary.

Consent must be clear and unambiguous for each participant throughout any sexual encounter.

Consent to some sexual acts does not imply consent to others, nor does past consent to a given act imply ongoing or future consent.

Consent can be revoked at any time. For all of these reasons, sexual partners must evaluate consent in an ongoing fashion and should communicate clearly with each other throughout any sexual encounter.

Consent cannot be obtained from someone who is asleep or otherwise mentally or physically incapacitated, whether due to alcohol, drugs, or some other condition.

Consent cannot be obtained by threat, coercion, or force. Agreement given under such conditions does not constitute consent.

In order to give effective consent, one must be of legal age.