Wednesday, April 18, 2018

it's that simple

The following is an excerpt from Afrikaburn's Survival Guide, an official Burning Man regional event held in South Africa:

Nudity, skimpy clothing, or even raunchy behaviour is not an invitation to have sex or any form of intimate physical contact. The only invitation is a clearly spoken invitation. Ignoring someone’s inability to consent contradicts the spirit of our AfrikaBurn community completely.

Simply put: yes means yes, no means no, maybe means no and silence means no.

The standard for consent in our community is an enthusiastic Hell, YES!!

UNABLE to consent means:
- too young,
- too intoxicated,
- too asleep or unconscious,
- too scared or intimidated,
- too ill.

Photo credits: Jan Verboom,, 2017

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