NCSF’s Consent Counts program has updated our Best Practices for Consent to Kink. This 10-point list starts with:
1. All activities must receive prior consent explicitly by verbal or written agreement rather than through gestures, body language or past behavior.
The objective of Consent Counts is to decriminalize sexual conduct between consenting adults, including decriminalizing kink that does not result in serious physical injury by ensuring that consent will be recognized as a valid defense to criminal charges brought under assault laws and other statutes.
As part of this objective, NCSF spreads understanding of the need for, and nature of, consent. Our Consent Counts program is designed to assist our communities in promoting a culture of consent through education and providing resources on how to deal with nonconsensual incidents.