10 Reasons Why Enthusiastic Consent Is EVERYTHING

It’s the first and most important rule of ANY sexual encounter

At Fumble, we love consent.

Simple as that.

We love talking about it, and writing about it – we can’t get enough of it! Here are some reasons why:

Saying “YES” to something…

1) It’s empowering

2) It promotes a healthy relationship

3) It doesn’t kill the mood, it makes the mood

4) It shows respect

5) It’s essentially just talking about sex, which is, of course, great!

Consent is not just about asking for consent, either. Nor is it about just saying an enthusiastic ‘YES’ to something you really want to do! It’s just as much about saying ‘NO’ when you don’t feel like engaging in a sexual (or non-sexual) act too.

Saying “NO” to something…

1) It’s empowering

2) It promotes a healthy relationship

3) It doesn’t kill the mood, it makes the mood

4) It shows respect

5) It’s essentially just talking about sex, which is, of course, great!

Yup, that’s right. It’s EVERYTHING, whether it’s what you want to hear or not, or whether it’s hard to say or not.

It’s about both the GIVING of consent AND the RECEIVING of consent.

Whatever your gender identity or sexuality, consent is the most important. And you should never have any kind of sexual activity without it.

Whether you receive an ENTHUSIASTIC “YES” or an UNENTHUSIASTIC “NO”, when you ask for consent, it’s always good to know how somebody feels about you – and how you feel about someone else in that moment. Because those feelings are not fixed, they can change from moment-to-moment.

And you know what? Both of those feelings and responses are COMPLETELY okay.

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