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Consent Counts

Best Practices for Consent to Kink

Best Practices for Consensual Non-monogamy

Consent Signs – Download our consent signs!

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

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

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. 

Discuss Consent

Consent Counts on FetLife

A program of the Foundation of the NCSF