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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and this year’s theme, “I Ask,” highlights the importance of consent.

Asking for consent is healthy, normal and necessary. In honor of that theme, check out today’s infographic for how to check in with your partner before and during sex (of all kinds!). It’s far from comprehensive—what would you add?

Remember: consent is specific, informed, reversible, and enthusiastic! It’s also for way more than “just” sex. Learn more about consent.

The Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center is located in New York City. It provides comprehensive, confidential, judgment free health care at no charge to over 12,000 young people every year. This column is not intended to provide medical advice, professional diagnosis, opinion, treatment or services to you or to any other individual, only general information for education purposes only.