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Consent Game

Let us play a fun game to practice consent

Imagine you are asking someone to give you a hug, click on the wheel to find out their answer.

Click below to see the meaning of your answer

I’d like to stop

This is a no and although you might have gotten a yes earlier, people have the right to change their minds. Consent can be withdrawn anytime and that must be respected.

I’m not sure

I am not sure is not a yes because they are not assertive and enthusiastic about consenting. Consent must be an enthusiastic yes, anything different from that is a no.

Ummmm

This is a no because it sounds like there is reluctance. A reluctant yes is a no.

I guess so?

This is a no because it sounds like they are not sure and there is reluctance. Consent must be an enthusiastic yes

Mmmm

This is a no because it sounds like there is reluctance. A reluctant yes is a no. Consent must be an enthusiastic yes.

Sure!

This is an enthusiastic yes.

No

This is a clear no. No means No and we must always respect that.

Yes please!

This is an enthusiastic yes.

Sure?

This is a no because it sounds like they are not sure and there is reluctance. Consent must be an enthusiastic yes.

Maybe?

This is a no because it sounds like they are not sure and there is reluctance. Consent must be an enthusiastic yes.

Not right now

This is a no because they have not given consent. You can always check back later but you have to ask for consent before you proceed and respect their decision.

Uh-uh

This is a no because even though it might sound like a yes, we need to get a clear, enthusiastic and assertive yes before we proceed. It is also important for us to read the other party’s body language and stop whenever we see reluctance. Consent must be an enthusiastic yes.

Remember, consent is permission or agreement for something to happen. Consent is given freely without fear or coercion from another party. Consent must be enthusiastic, assertive and clear. Consent must be free of threats and fear. Consent can be withdrawn at anytime and must be respected.

People have the right to set boundaries about their bodies, their possessions, and their actions, and we need to respect those boundaries. Consent is not blanket, and does not cover everything, You can consent to one activity, and this does not mean that you consent to everything else.

Consent cannot be given if they are asleep. Consent cannot be given if they are in any way unable to make informed decisions for themselves. If you don’t get consent or you pressure or force someone into sexual activity or sex, that is sexual assault or rape. Though we often think about consent in terms of sexual relationships, the truth is that it is an essential aspect of all interpersonal relationships. Always seek consent and remember that NO means NO