What is active consent?

Active consent means affirmative, honest, conscious, voluntary, sober and ongoing agreement to participate in sexual activity. Each person involved is responsible for ensuring that there is active consent to engage in each sexual act.

Active consent is not:
o Silence
o Lack of protest
o Lack of resistance
o Assumed to exist based on a past or current sexual, dating or marital relationship

In NM, we are actively working to make active consent a positive, valued community and social norm. Active consent helps move us from blaming victims for their sexual assault to holding perpetrators accountable for unwanted sexual behavior.

For more information on active consent, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TD2EooMhqRI