Consent is active and continuous, not passive or silent.
Consent is not the absence of “no” or silence.
Consent to one sexual act does not constitute or imply consent to a different sexual act.
Once you start an act, your partner (or partners) may change their mind. Check in with them and make sure they want to keep going. Consent is required regardless of the parties’ relationship status or sexual history together.
Consent cannot be given by a person who is incapacitated by alcohol or drugs or who is unconscious (including being asleep) or otherwise lacks the capacity to give consent.
Consent is not possible if an individual uses their position of power or authority to manipulate someone into saying “yes." Coercion is not consent.
A sober, verbal, uncoerced, conscious, enthusiastic "yes" means yes. If a person's judgement is impaired, consent is not valid.
Consent has many aspects to it, but the key to consent is that it's absolutely mandatory. Not getting consent is sexual assault. Respect your partner(s) and get consent.