What is consent?
Consent is permission for something to happen or agreement to do something.
Sexual consent refers to anyone taking part in any kind of sexual activity gives their agreement to do so, applying to all genders, sexual orientations and preferences. They must have the freedom and capacity to do so. It is important to remember that this consent can be withdrawn at any time; a person can change their mind about engaging in this activity.
Sexual contact without consent is an illegal activity.
In the UK the age of consent is 16.