A Brief Guide to Consenting with a Nonverbal Partner

Consent is extremely important and vital to all aspects of dating, relationships, sex and just about any kind of interpersonal interaction. Whether you want to cuddle, make out, or have or continue some kind of genital sex you will always need to seek and get enthusiastic consent in order to move forward. Consent is important to make sure you and your partner are on the same page, to help you both enjoy yourselves and have a pleasurable experience, and to avoid injury, harm or any mishaps that can happen with a lack of consent or communication.

But what if your partner is nonverbal due to a disability? Here are some tips on how to seek and obtain consent and how to generally communicate during sex with a nonverbal partner, so sex can be safe, satisfying and fun for everyone involved.

Read more at Scarleteen.

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