An irritable FAQ on affirmative consent.

I treat feminist legal scholars, mainstream advocacy organizations like RAINN, and existing/proposed legislation as authoritative.

Q) What is affirmative consent?

A: A legal or ethical standard that makes sex opt-in rather than opt-out.

Q) Is affirmative consent the same as verbal consent?

A: No. Affirmative consent means using best judgement based on words and actions.

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