Consent Counts

Consent Signs – Download our consent signs!

Consent Month – Celebrate in September

American Law Institute (ALI) Project

The American Law Institute (ALI) is changing the Model Penal Code, which most states adopt as their criminal law, in a way that could advance our campaign to decriminalize consensual BDSM.

BDSM activity, even where clearly consensual, can be and frequently is prosecuted under state criminal laws dealing with assault, aggravated assault, sexual assault or interpersonal violence

According to the ALI, “Consent” means a person’s willingness to engage in a specific act of sexual penetration or sexual contact.

Consent Counts Statement

This Consent Counts Statement was created by soliciting the input of NCSF Coalition Partners, Supporting Members and educational/event organizers over a period of two years to ensure that the definition of consent reflects the standards of the BDSM-leather-fetish communities

A one-page summary of the Consent Counts Statement.

Consent Counts Legal Issues

Legal Cases and Law Review Articles Dealing with Consent

State by State Assault Laws

Guides for Groups, Events and Clubs

Assistance for Individuals

Got Consent for Kink

Got Consent for Non-monogamy

Surveys on Consent

Consent Survey

Our 2020 NCSF Consent Survey is now closed. Look back here in Fall 2020 for the results.

NCSF’s survey launched in 2014 to gather details about consent violations in a BDSM context

NCSF’s 2012 survey to gauge respondents’ views on consent in a BDSM context. 

Discuss Consent

Consent Counts on FetLife

A program of the Foundation of the NCSF