What is a normal dating relationship
Consent is an agreement between two people, given through words or actions, that they are both clearly and enthusiastically willing to engage in sexual activity.Silence or lack of resistance does not count as consent.Speaking: Be open and clear about how you are feeling; if you don’t understand something, tell them; use “I statements” so that the other person doesn’t feel like you are blaming or attacking them (“I feel that….); be honest, even if you think the other person might not like hearing I how you truly feel; apologize when you are wrong or hurt the other person; when talking about something negative, also mention something positive.
Make sure you are talking privately so you can be open about your feelings.
When chatting online, focus on the conversation instead of being distracted by other things or having multiple other conversations; if you can’t respond, let the other person know so you don’t leave them hanging.
Where and when to have an important conversation: When talking about something important, talk when you are feeling calm or take some time to cool down if you had a fight.
Some people aren’t able to give consent, such as individuals who are drunk, sleeping or unconscious, and some people with intellectual disabilities.
Consent involves active communication, and knowing that one person always has to right to withdraw consent.