Consent is defined as "when a participant gives their permission for certain acts or types of relationships." The concept of informed consent is simultaneously a personal, ethical, and social issue. It attracts much attention within many alternative lifestyle communities, resulting in competing models of safety, sanity, and risk-awareness. Consent is an explicit agreement to acts, terms and conditions. It can be confirmed verbally and/or in writing. 

Bloodplay requires consent from both parties, and must be respected at all times.