Negotiating Sex in 30 Seconds or Less

April – October 2016

While the profile of sexual consent rose dramatically between 2014-16, there was still a lot of confusion about consent in the mainstream media. Some people tried to argue that consent is complicated, confusing, awkward or too difficult to practice. But we know that open and direct communication improves sex, and sex without consent is assault.

To show the endless ways people happily practice consent, FORCE hosted the “Negotiating Sex in 30 Seconds or Less” video contest.  Groups from colleges and the general public were invited to make 30 second videos demonstrating negotiating sex: from asking for a kiss, to discussing condom use, to describing just how you like it.  

Thanks to our funders and sponsors the Harnisch Foundation and Sugar, the video with the most “likes” will win a $1000 cash prize!

All video entries can be viewed here.