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Understanding Consent is as Easy as FRIES

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As always, Planned Parenthood is an amazing resource for information that is easy to understand and quick to digest. In the above image, they tackle consent, and break it down for us all to grasp so that our sexual encounters are healthy, fun, and safe for all involved.

– Brett Goldberg

Consent is:
Freely given. Doing something sexual with someone is a decision that should be made without pressure, force, manipulation, or while drunk or high.
Reversible. Anyone can change their mind about what they want to do, at any time. Even if you’ve done it before or are in the middle of having sex.
Informed. Be honest. For example, if someone says they’ll use a condom and then they don’t, that’s not consent.
Enthusiastic. If someone isn’t excited, or really into it, that’s not consent.
Specific. Saying yes to one thing (like going to the bedroom to make out) doesn’t mean they’ve said yes to others (like oral sex).

For more information and resources visit Planned Parenthood.

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