DRINKING & CONSENT
Consent is active, enthusiastic, sober, verbal, & an ongoing YES. It is not the absence of a NO.
"How does drinking influence consent?"
Alcohol consumption makes sexual consent challenging in these ways:
Perception of consent can be misinterpreted
Increases likelihood of perpetrating or experiencing sexual assault
Navigating one's capacity to give consent
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Language to Use
Check in with yourself:
Am I enjoying this?
Am I comfortable? Do I feel safe?
Are my boundaries being respected?
Check in with your partner(s):
How does this feel?
Are you comfortable?
What would you like me to do next?
Can I touch ___?
Can I give consent when drunk (or using other drugs)?
Consent can be given when you are drunk, so long as you are not incapacitated.
If you are incapacitated, you cannot give consent
Unsure how to navigate consent while drinking?
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