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
Guides for Groups, Events and Clubs
Assistance for Individuals
Surveys on Consent
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.
A program of the Foundation of the NCSF