The definition of consent to sexual activity can be found under Section 46 of the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935. Sexual activity, which includes sexual intercourse, is considered consensual if the person consenting does so freely and voluntarily.
Circumstances in which a person is taken not to freely and voluntarily agree to sexual activity include, but are not limited to:
An example of the last point – if a person is mistaken about the nature of the activity – may include circumstances where a person agrees to engage in sexual activity in the mistaken belief that the activity is necessary for the purpose of a medical diagnosis, for the purpose of hygiene or for some other treatment.
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