Affirmative Consent

Whether in the near or distant future, many people will make the decision to engage in sexual activities. But to do so, you first need to understand consent and how to make sure that everyone involved is okay with what’s going on.

Consent can be complicated,¬†and many people, especially college students, are often confused about where to draw the line. One of the problems is that there isn’t a single definition established anywhere that specifies what consent is and is not. This ambiguity leaves many confused, and creates a dangerous loophole for possible sexual assaults to occur.

In elementary school, most of us learn about how to “just say no” when we are put in uncomfortable situations, and this lesson usually carries over into discerning whether or not someone is consenting to engaging in sexual activities. But the issue with the “no means no” model is that it

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