By now, everyone should know that it’s not okay to touch someone’s body without consent, a decision-making process that involves all parties involved. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines “consent” as “to give assent or approval.”
Quiz: How Well Do You Know Consent?
In simple terms, consent is clear, voluntary, and enthusiastic. It must be informed, meaning that someone who is being asked for their consent understands everything they’re being asked to consent to. Consent is an agreement to be sexual with someone; sex without consent isn’t sexy – it is assault.
If you have questions about what is and isn’t consent, check out this British public service video comparing sex to offering someone a cup of tea. It is everything.
To test your knowledge on how well you really know what consent is and isn't, we teamed up with Satisfyer to create the following quiz. There's nothing sexier than an enthusiastic yes!
Ryn Pfeuffer is a versatile print and digital writer specializing in sex, lifestyle, and relationship topics. Over the past two decades, her work has appeared in more than 100 media outlets including Marie Claire, Playboy, Refinery29, The Globe and Mail, The Washington Post, WIRED, and Thrillist.
She adopted a pseudonym and was AVN’s (Adult Video Network) first female porn reviewer – while penning children’s books at the same time. More recently, she is the author of 101 Ways to Rock Online Dating (2019). She lives in Seattle with her rescue dog, Mimi. You can find her on Twitter @rynpfeuffer or IG @ryn_says