Do you have active consent?

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Consent is a difficult concept for some people to wrap their heads around, but it’s not just important, it’s also the law.

The Criminal Code clearly illustrates what sexual consent means in Canada under section 273.1, but I doubt you really want to read it. Instead, use this chart to help you avoid any misunderstandings about consent in your sexual adventures.

While this chart is a great guideline to follow, there isn’t enough room to include information about the age of consent, which can be found at tinyurl.com/CanadaConsent. Age of consent in Canada is currently 16 years old, but there are stipulations on that, so make sure to do your research.

Remember, consent isn’t just sexy, it’s required.

Resources: http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/other-autre/clp/faq.html (Age of Consent) | http://www.canlii.org/en/ca/laws/stat/rsc-1985-c-c-46/latest/rsc-1985-c-c-46.html#sec273.1 (Criminal Code)

http://www.consented.ca/consent/consent-and-canadian-law (Canadian Law) | http://www.consented.ca/consent/coercion (Coercion and Sexual Consent)