Preemptive Radical Consent

Preemptive Radical Consent: Navigating healthy communication in relationships with skills of invitation, curiosity, and respectPreemptive Radical Consent pulp ad of a faux Science Fiction magazine Amazing Future Tales. It shows a futuristic light skinned man with steam punk glasses standing in a spaceship control room. In addition to the lines in the text of this page, it also states: "They overshared! They didn't use their words! There was no warning of the incoming kiss! They took what they wanted! Oh, wait...

We tend to think of consent as an experience of agreement that has to do with sex.  But consent understood more broadly is about proactive respect for others’ boundaries in any setting.

From initial contacts on social media sites, in classes, or casual dating to long-term relationships, there are ways that our communication choices enhance a culture of consent or undermine it.  The more clearly we demonstrate our respect for people’s boundaries, the more desirable we are as partners in any type of relationship structure.

This introductory workshop will explore the basic ideas, and give participants the opportunity to practice some skills of invitation,  curiosity, and respect.


Available in 1.5, 3, and 6 hour experiences for Age 12-16, 14-19, or Adult.