Consent Counts

Consent Counts

Consent Counts Statement

Consent Counts Statement

Consent Counts Statement Summary

Consent Counts Resources and Links

Consent Signs

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Consent Summits

Northwest Consent Summit – Oct 5 & 6

American Law Institute (ALI) Project

Introduction

Letter to ALI from NCSF

Sign the Petition

Discuss on FetLife

Consent and BDSM: The State of the Law – BDSM activity, even where clearly consensual, can be and frequently is prosecuted under state criminal laws dealing with assault, aggravated assault, sexual assault or sexual abuse.

Power Exchange Statement

Power Exchange Statement

Consent Counts Legal Issues

CLE Overview and Outline

Legal Cases  and Law Review Articles Dealing with Consent

State by State Assault Laws

“Consent Counts or Does It?” by Judy Guerin

Assistance for Groups

Community Assistance Guide for Groups

Trauma Pamphlet – Trauma is an injury caused by an outside, usually violent event or experience.

Sample Consent Policy – Sample Consent Policy for groups involved in BDSM-Leather-Fetish, swinging, and polyamory lifestyles

Liability Issues for Groups or Events – Some of the ways a criminal or civil court case can impact your group when a consent violation happens at your play party or event
Dealing with Consent Incidents – Guide for groups in dealing with consent incidents
Drawing the Line – Some things your group or club can consider when trying to determine if a member should be disciplined or banned

Consent Response Team – Forming a consent response team for events & play parties

Assistance for Individuals

Consent and BDSM: The State of the Law – BDSM activity, even where clearly consensual, can be and frequently is prosecuted under state criminal laws dealing with assault, aggravated assault, sexual assault or sexual abuse.

Is This Assault – Guide for determining wheither a consent violation can legaly be considered assault

Dealing with Assault – understand your rights and options when it comes to consent violations. 

Kink Aware Victim Services – Victim Services associated with the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Projects that are kink-aware

BDSM vs Assault Wallet Card  – Text for a wallet-sized card that explains consent on the context of BDSM

In the Aftermath – A guide for victims of sexual assault and/or intimate partner violence in the BDSM community

When The Levee Breaks – A guide to dealing with and avoiding arrest and prosecution in BDSM scenes

Consent Counts FAQ

Surveys on Consent

Consent Violations Survey – NCSF’s survey launched in 2014 to gather details about consent violations in a BDSM context
Consent Counts Survey – NCSF Survey to gauge respondents’ views on consent in a BDSM context. 

Community Resources

Consent Counts on FetLife

Clinical Information

Consent and its Discontents: AASECT 2016

2016 Election Questions

Action Alert Local Candidates Download 

Canidate Cover Letter Download 

Candidate QuestionsLetter sent to Presidential Candidates by the NCSF

Download Our Consent Signs