- Consent in the context of sexual intimacy means clear, unambiguous and voluntary agreement to participate in sexual activity.
- Consent is an active, not passive, expression.
- In order for consent to exist, equal power between the parties must exist.
- If a person says "no," regardless of the circumstances, it is not a matter for interpretation.
- No means NO. Sexual intercourse following a spoken "no," or any other expression of refusal, is rape.
- Consent to some activities does not imply consent to others.
- Consent means you have the right to stop whenever you want.
- Consent is not merely the absence of a "no" and cannot be given by someone who is asleep or mentally incapacitated due to alcohol, drugs or other conditions.
- Giving in because of fear or pressure is not consent.
- If a person uses force, threats, alcohol or durgs and/or uses physical, emotional or verbal pressure to have sexual contact with someone against his or her will, it constitutes sexual coercion and not consent.