Burning Man The 11th Principle: Consent!

We value the transformative experience of sensual and consensual touch, play, and interaction. We believe that consent plays a vital part in our connectivity and community. Our vision is that all parties participate in a physical encounter from a place of enthusiasm and autonomy. Consent must be explicitly granted from an individual who is clearly in a state of mind to be able to grant it.
What do you consent to?

  • Touch: Just because you hugged someone yesterday doesn’t mean you can surprise them with a hug today. “Surprise contact” isn’t always wanted, even if it’s affectionate.
  • Kink: Consent for one thing isn’t consent for another. If I said you can spank me, that doesn’t give you permission to grope me.
  • Sex: Consent can be revoked once it’s been given.
  • Gifts: Disclose what is in your gifts, even if it’s just essential oils. Some people have sensitivities
  • Foods: Disclose the ingredients, one person’s innocuous ingredient can be someone else’s allergy.
  • Photography: Ask before taking pictures. Remember consent to take a picture is NOT consent to post it on your blog.

Source: The 11th Principle: Consent!

Consent
We believe that consent plays a vital part in our connectivity and community. Ensure all sides are mutually consensual prior to physical encounters (ie hugging, groping, spanking); be they scent-sual encounters (ie any smelly, oily or other substances applied to the skin); or be they sexual encounters. Consent must be clearly granted from an individual who is clearly in control of their faculties enough to grant it.

Source: Borderland about consent

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