Campus Portal - Consent


     Consent is the basis for all healthy, positive sexual behavior. In an ideal world, all sexual activity would be asked for and joyously consented to; consent would be a part of desire. However, many individuals and social groups hold attitudes about consent which are unhealthy, or even illegal.
      The attitude of 'I have access to your body until you say no' is unhealthy; the attitude of 'I am entitled to access to your body at all times, even or perhaps especially when you are drunk or when I can force or coerce you into sex' is illegal.
      Consent is a learning process. Learning how to express your sexuality in a consent-based way is part of learning how to cultivate healthy relationships.

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