The person seeking or initiating sex is responsible for getting consent.
Ask yourself if the other person is capable of giving consent.
If they are on drugs or too drunk, asleep or unconscious they
Some people living with a mental health problem, a learning
disability or a head injury may not have the capacity to consent.
You can confirm if you have consent by checking the other person’s
body language and by asking them.
Check with them each time you start a new type of sexual activity.
Check with them on each occasion you start any sexual conduct.
Look at their body language and facial expression to see if they are
eager and comfortable.
Ask them if they are okay.
If they seem unhappy, or you are not sure they are consenting, stop.
Silence, or the absence of a “no”, does not guarantee somebody is consenting.
A clear affirmative freely-given “yes” indicates consent.