Our Definition

The agreement between two parties to engage in an activity. In any scene or sexual encounter, establishing the enthusiasm of everyone involved is required.

Real Life Examples

Alia asked her girlfriend for a kiss at the beginning of their relationship, and waited for enthusiastic consent before making any physical advances. 

Gertrude talks with their partners about limits ahead of time and checks in during scenes to establish and respect consent. 

Common Practices &


Everyone is different! You'll see this repeated throughout our website and glossary. Common practices and experiences involving consent include, but certainly aren't limited to:

  • Asking for permission to touch a person
  • Respecting people’s right to say no, regardless of whether they have said yes in the past 
  • Being aware of signs that someone might feel pressured and may be showing that they are uncomfortable with certain things without explicitly and directly saying no. 
  • Establishing safe words as a tool. 

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Of course we don't speak for everyone! If you feel we are missing additional info, context, facts, history, or data, please email us and let us know!

While we can't promise every suggestion will make it, we'll always be working to keep this glossary thorough and inclusive!