Consent or Coercion?
In a healthy relationship, both people should feel comfortable with the level of physical activity occurring whether it be kissing, hugging, touching, or sex. Coercion comes in many different forms and no one should feel obligated or pressured into a sexual activity they don’t feel comfortable with. Consent is about permission; it is specific to the activity, freely given, and never assumed. When coercion is present consent is not possible.