Yes and no written on a person’s hands
Musings

What Is Consent: Understanding What Yes, No, And Maybe Means

Mymuse Team - Jun 04, 2024

Consent is about recognizing that each person has the right to control what happens to their own body and personal space. Let’s learn more about what consent is.

In porn, it is as easy as two or more people being alone (or not) in a room together for them to understand that they all want to fix more than just plumbing issues. In real life, you have to make sure all of you want to do the same things willingly for many obvious reasons… including legal reasons, of course!

What Is Consent?

Consent is the ultimate expression of respect and consideration for another person's feelings and boundaries. You should ask whether your partner is comfortable using Beat massager for men with you in bed. Consent shows that you respect other people's boundaries and care about their comfort levels. It's about recognizing that each person has the right to control what happens to their own body and personal space. That is what consent means. 

A person explaining what consent means

Consent Isn’t Black And White

But it can be good or bad, or rather fake. You might be wondering, “How hard must it be to just say yes or no?” Well, it is hard when you feel like you must say yes to

  • Make the other person happy
  • Avoid conflict 
  • Boost your self-esteem or social status
  • Fulfil their expectations or obligations
  • Keep yourself safe from harm

If someone’s unsure, under the influence, or feels pressured, pump those brakes more smoothly than a lubricant gel! It’s not just a mood killer; it’s off-limits. If you’re getting mixed signals, it’s still a ‘no’. This should be your top friends-with-benefits rule too. 

A person saying no

So, What Is Good, Real Consent? 

It’s clear, enthusiastic, willing, and revved up! It means all parties are saying a big YES to what’s happening, using bedroom essentials together and they’re conscious and willing enough to do so.  

But it doesn’t stop there! Why? Because consent has to be an ongoing conversation. It isn’t just about saying yes to start with; it’s about continuously checking in and ensuring everyone remains comfortable as things progress. Ongoing consent means being aware that anyone can change their mind at any time during the interaction. This is what good consent looks like. 

Accept Rejection Gracefully

Our reaction to rejection can range from disappointment to profound sadness or confusion. While it is okay to feel these emotions, you can’t put the burden of these on your partner who just wanted to protect themselves and your relationship from unnecessary stressful consequences.

You may like

Swipes, Groove, Glide

27% Off

Glide Water-Based Lube

4.8
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
183 Reviews
An all natural, water-based lube with organic aloe, for friction-free intimacy
₹497
₹599 Sale price ₹497
28% Off

Groove Internal + External Wand

4.8
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
129 Reviews
An internal + external massage wand, to help you uncover all your sweet spots
₹3249
₹6499 Sale price ₹3249
16% Off

Swipes Intimate Wipes

4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
7 Reviews
pH balanced intimate cleansing wipes, for an easy clean up before and after
₹499
₹596 Sale price ₹499

NEWSLETTER
Join Our Partay!

Caution: Not Your Regular Mailing List

Our newsletter gives personalised answers to your most personal q uestions, game-changing tips on how to get better in bed, plus exclusive discounts on our products.

You Might Also Like

Loving couple of dolls sitting close against plants

Aftercare 101: Caring for Your Body & Mind Afte...

All MyMuse Products on display

8 Things People Said About MyMuse That Will Blo...

Woman Wearing Black Eyeglasses

Why Are Indian Women Afraid of Gynaecologist C...

Couple with Hands Apart

Love SOS: How I Dealt with my Partner's Insecur...

See More

Explore Our Products

26% Off

Throb Wearable Couple's Massager

4.5
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
13 Reviews
A remote-controlled, compact, wearable massager for enhanced partnered play
₹5899
₹7999 Sale price ₹5899
45% Off

Pulse Targeted Massager

4.8
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
238 Reviews
A sleek, discreet full-body massager with a pointed tip & powerful vibrations
₹3299
₹5999 Sale price ₹3299
28% Off

Groove Internal + External Wand

4.8
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
129 Reviews
An internal + external massage wand, to help you uncover all your sweet spots
₹3249
₹6499 Sale price ₹3249
50% Off

Beat Vibrating Stroker

4.6
Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
93 Reviews
A handy vibrating, ribbed massager with 10 speeds for his ultimate pleasure
₹2499
₹4999 Sale price ₹2499
24% Off

Breeze Suction Massager

4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
212 Reviews
A personal massager with unique suction tech that mimics oral stimulation
₹3799
₹4999 Sale price ₹3799
50% Off

Palm Flexible Massager

4.8
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
82 Reviews
A compact, flexible massager with 10 speeds, that's perfect for partnered play
₹2499
₹4999 Sale price ₹2499
27% Off

Glide Water-Based Lube

4.8
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
183 Reviews
An all natural, water-based lube with organic aloe, for friction-free intimacy
₹497
₹599 Sale price ₹497
50% Off

Under The Sheets Couple’s Card Game

4.7
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
51 Reviews
An intimate card game for couples, to deepen connection & bring you closer
₹599
₹1199 Sale price ₹599
Mobile Image