Consent Matters

to promote a culture of respect for one’s right to give or refuse consent in sexual relationships and to promote healthy intimacy.

Consensual sex means that both people involved are agreeing to physical intimacy. Getting a "yes" from your partner doesn't have to be awkward. It is important to be open, honest and understanding when it comes to sex.

Remember, sex without consent is a crime. Absence of a "no" is not a "yes."

NO means STOP. No can include (but is not limited to) any of these phrases:

  • "I'm not sure if I want this."
  • "Not right now."
  • "I'm too drunk to have sex."
  • "I don't feel comfortable."
  • "Please stop touching me."

If you are a victim of sexual assault or rape, remember that you are not alone.

Do NOT be afraid to report the incident or seek help.