When there is consent, it means that both people agree. The most common way to consent is to say “yes,” but it must be a freely given yes, not a yes that really means no, or a yes that was forced by threats, guilt, manipulation, or blackmail. It’s rape when s/he says yes but you know s/he doesn’t really mean it. If s/he does not freely CONSENT, it is RAPE, period.
Consent is based on choice.
It is active, not passive.
It is only possible when there is equal power.
Giving in because of fear is not consent.
Deception or manipulation eliminates the possibility of consent.
If you can’t say “no”, comfortably, then “yes” has no meaning.
If you are unwilling to accept no, then yes has no meaning.
Consent means to give your permission by saying yes.
To give your permission, you must be able to say yes or no without pressure.
If someone gets you to do something through lying, you did not give consent because that that person tricked you.
Consent is sexy.