How do you know if you’re a yes to something? How do you know if you’re a no? In this video, people talk about how they figure out if they’re a no. It has to do with how they feel. For some of them it’s an emotional feeling. For some of them, it’s a feeling they get in their body – their ‘gut’.
Consent is the foundation of healthy partnered sexuality. Knowing that everyone is an enthusiastic, informed, freely-given ‘yes’ to a sexual activity before it happens is mandatory.
It’s also valuable for staff and families to think about how we can model consent in our daily interactions with the people we support so that they are not getting mixed messages from us.