Prior to engaging in any sexual activity, it should be clear that you and your partner are willing, comfortable, and in agreement to continue.
Consent can be withdrawn at any time, and this can be indicated with either words or actions. No always means no, even if you or a partner initially agreed to sexual activity or sexual activity has already begun.
Sometimes a person may say yes and later be hesitant or feel uncomfortable about continuing. If someone changes their mind, sexual activity should stop.
If a person agrees to sex or sexual activity, but becomes unconscious or intoxicated by alcohol or drugs – the earlier consent does not count as a yes later. Sexual activity must stop – and your priority should now be keeping your partner safe.
If any type of sexual activity, including sexual touching, kissing, fondling, oral sex, or intercourse, is forced on a person without their consent, it becomes a form of sexual assault and is considered a crime.