THE RULES OF PLAY
This game may not be what you expect when you think of a game.
It will involve physical contact with your partner as an important part of the experience.
This physical contact will be reached after careful consideration and communication.
We recommend you play with someone you trust, especially for your first experience.
This game deals primarily, though not exclusively, with consent surrounding physical interactions.
It is important to take the skills and communication involved in communicating this sort of consent and extending it to daily interactions of all kinds.
When you begin to play, an image will appear.
You will be asked to recreate the on-screen physicality with your partner.
Your skin-to-skin contact will be the controller. Wearing one of our consent bracelets will make this possible. **
You and your partner can discuss how, when, and if you feel comfortable with the experience presented to you.
Take this time to let your partner know about your boundaries and to learn about theirs.
There is no time restraint.
During the experience, you can share how comfortable you are with the controller.
You can also mechanically indicate your consent and willingness to participate.
Know that you can revoke consent at any moment.
It is important to know that you can have varying levels of comfort while still consenting, as long as you feel respected and most importantly safe.
Once you and your partner have discussed your personal limitations and boundaries, there are two possible outcomes:
1) If you and/or your partner are not comfortable with the suggested action, simply release
2) You come to an agreement and hold the indicated position for 13.25 seconds.
Either of these actions will allow the game to progress.
Remember: Never touch someone without their consistent, enthusiastic and freely given consent.
The game is over when one or both partners decide it is.
Consent is not a static or stagnant thing; it is a continuing negotiation of comfort levels and boundaries.
Consent is not a single action; it is a complicated continuation of actions.
Consent can evolve, can be revoked and can never be taken from you.
Check in with your partner vocally and frequently.
Let your partner know how you are feeling and ask how they are feeling.
Make sure that your partner not only feels safe and secure moving forward with you, but also that they feel safe and secure in saying no.
Consenting to an action once does not mean you have to consent to that action in the future, or that you cannot revoke consent.
Conversely, not consenting to an action does not mean that it is permanently off the table. Renegotiating your boundaries when you feel secure and comfortable is an integral part of navigating consent with a trusted partner.
This does not mean it is okay to pressure someone into consenting by relentless requests, only that it is possible in a respectful relationship to renegotiate how and when you feel comfortable.
Ask for permission continuously.
“Are you comfortable?
“Does this feel good?”
“What would you like me to do?”