Consent is words or conduct indicating a freely given, present, agreement to perform a particular sexual act with another person.
Consent can only be given by someone who: acts freely, voluntarily, and with knowledge of the nature of the act involved.
Consent cannot be given if someone:
- is incapcitated by drugs or alcohol
- is coerced into submission
- is not conscious
- is physically incapacitated
- is mentallly incapacitated
Consent cannot be inferred from:
- permission for one particular act
- a prior sexual, romantic or marital relationship
- an existing sexual, romantic or marital relationship