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Consent Month – Celebrate in September
American Law Institute (ALI) Project
Section 10 of the MPC: Sexual Assault deals with consent for BDSM activities, defined as “explicit prior permission” for “use of force or restraint.”
A summary of how NCSF worked with The American Law Institute (ALI) in changing the Model Penal Code: Sexual Assault, which decriminalized consensual BDSM in June 2021.
The ALI Project was necessary because BDSM activity, even where clearly consensual, has been prosecuted under state criminal laws dealing with assault, aggravated assault, sexual assault or interpersonal violence. This summarizes the state of the law prior to the approval of the new MPC: Sexual Assault in June 2021.
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
NCSF’s survey launched in 2020 as a follow-up to the Consent Violations Survey
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