What is Consent?

Consent is Coherent

We’re very pleased to share a new series of animations about consent, created by Integrated Media graduate Nikole Hidalgo McGregor! Her animations are designed specifically for the OCAD U community, to help demystify consent. We’ll release a new one again each week for the next couple weeks, so keep watching!

What is Consent?

To put it simply, consent is an active agreement between two or more people engaging in a sexual act. It ensures that all parties are into everything that is happening. Consent is mandatory. Consent is enthusiastic. Consent is an ongoing process, and needs to be asked for not once but whenever necessary. Consent should never be assumed or coerced – it is coherent. There are many factors that can jeopardize or complicate consent, including the consumption of drugs or alcohol, power dynamics, or violence. Consent can be revoked at any time. Learn more at www.ocadu.ca/consent.