Director Alfred Hitchcock, Julie Andrews and Paul Newman on the set of Torn Curtain (1966).
Director Alfred Hitchcock and Julie Andrews on the set of Torn Curtain (1966).
Director Stanley Kubrick on the set of A Clockwork Orange (1971).
Director Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro on the set of Casino (1995).
Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence on the set of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013).
Consent means to give permission.
It is both people’s responsibility to get consent from their partners. Everyone has the right to decide whether they want to have sex or not.
· Freely given — no pressure, no manipulation, and no asking if it was ok to do halfway through or after the fact.
· Informed — telling them about any STDs they should know about, being honest about using condoms and birth control, and being honest about whether you’re sexually active with other people.
· Something you can take back — it’s ok to stop or change your mind at any time. Saying “yes” once doesn’t mean saying “yes” forever, or “yes” to other sexual activities.
· Enthusiastic — being excited about it, not just letting it happen.
When people think about consent, “no means no” often comes to mind. But saying “yes” is really important, too. A straight-up “yes!” means that no one has to guess or assume anything, and you’ll know they’re really into it.