Consent in the case of sexual relations, consists of voluntarily giving – or not giving – consent.
- This consent must be given in a free and informed way.
- If this is not the case, the person’s consent is not valid.
Keep in mind:
- You can withdraw your consent at any time.
- A person who has been using drugs or alcohol is not able to give consent because the consent is not informed.
- Consent can be given through words, behaviour or both.
- Despite what the law says, it’s always up to you to know if you’re ready to have sex.
Are you hesitating? Listen to your inner voice … trust it!
In case of serious problems or urgent need related to your health and safety, dial 9-1-1
If you have a question or a non-urgent problem related to your health, dial 8-1-1
To make informed, less risky and more responsible decisions related to drug and alcohol use, you can find information on the GRIP website.
Do you have questions or problems that you would like to talk about confidentially?
You can contact a counsellor who can help you 24/7 by chat, email or phone:
Counsellors will respond to parents and provide 24/7 help with chat, email or phone.