Does it sometimes feel like a written contract is the only way to ensure sexual consent?

It seems like everyday there is a new story about sexual assault on college campuses, and it can sometimes make us wonder if the only way to ensure sexual consent was obtained is through a signed contract signed by both parties! The reality is that we've found that most college students believe that communicating openly with a sexual partner and being upfront is important. But sometimes the communication can get blurry, especially when you're caught up in the moment or alcohol and/or drugs are in the mix. If you're ever even slightly doubting your own desires or the desires of someone else, take a minute to talk it out. And if the other person tries to give you shit about wanting to take a minute to talk, then it's 100% appropriate to bounce out of there! They don't deserve your sweet loving anyway!