At SNRG, we encourage all participants to embrace consensual behavior, including seeking consent to take people’s pictures or otherwise interact with them in any way that invades personal space or involves physical contact. Consent must be clearly granted from an individual who is clearly in control of their faculties enough to grant it. Some examples:
- 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.
Thanks The 11th Principle: Consent!