What is consent?
Consent is defined as:
"Permission for something to happen or agreement to do something"
Gaining consent is something we do everyday, from "Mum can I go out with my friends" to "Sir, may I go to the toilet" we often seek permission before we do something.
Consent in a relationship?
When in a relationship, it is important to gain sexual consent before engaging in any sexual activity. Sexual consent needs to be expressed and explicit, this is often through verbal consent. To express consent the person needs to be of sound mental capability, therefore when someone is drunk they may not be able to give consent.
Below is a useful video which explains consent in a easy to understand way, by using the idea of giving someone a cup of tea in various scenarios.