Legally, consent means that you have the cognitive capacity to freely and voluntarily agree to something because you want to.
Consent is not freely and voluntarily given if you:
- Are under 16, or have a serious physical or intellectual disability.
- Are under force.
- Are unconscious or asleep.
- Are under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- Are under threat or intimidation.
- Are in fear of bodily harm.
- Have a mistaken belief that the offender was your sexual partner.