Affirmative: Yes Means Yes

Affirmative: Yes Means Yes

By ETR | October 6, 2014

Like others working in the sexual and reproductive health field, we’re pleased to see new attention being paid to the standard of affirmative consent. Using the shorthand “Yes Means Yes,” this standard requires partners obtain “an affirmative, conscious and voluntary agreement” before engaging in sexual activity.


California Governor Jerry Brown also signed landmark legislation clearly defining affirmative consent and requiring that colleges and universities receiving state assistance apply this standard in their policies and procedures.


Here’s a general news report from CBS News, a commentary on the news from the Ms. Blog, and an inventive app called Good2Go that offers partners an opportunity to affirm their consent on their smart phones. 


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