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What is Consent?

When something is consensual, it means that all parties involved agree to the limits of what they are doing.


Safe sexual relations that involve consent are:

  • Agreed-upon. Both parties agree to and respect each other’s boundaries.
  • Considerate. Approved of and enjoyed by each person.
  • Trusting. Individuals can depend on the honesty of the other person.
  • Nonviolent. Never done with intent of harm.

It is not consent if there is:

  • Doubt. You did not specifically give consent.
  • Disrespect. Your partner ignores your boundaries.
  • Fear. You are afraid to say “no.”
  • Intimidation. You say “yes” to avoid conflict or harm.

Do You Have Questions about Consent or What Is Safe?

No matter what sexual activities you engage in, you deserve to be safe. If you or someone you know is the victim of sexual assaultsexual exploitation, or child trafficking, call the Minnesota Day One Crisis Hotline today at 1.866.223.1111.