CONSENT must be informed, freely and actively given, involve an understandable exchange of affirmative words or actions which indicate a willingness to participate in mutually agreed upon sexual activity.
- It is the responsibility of the initiator to obtain clear and affirmative responses at each stage of sexual involvement.
- The lack of a negative response is not consent.
- Consent may not be given by a minor or by any individual who is incapacitated, whether voluntarily or involuntarily, by drugs and/or alcohol.
- Past consent of sexual activities does not imply ongoing future consent.