Enthusiastic Consent

October 2009

We need to make the case that consent is not enough. Great sex – ethical sex – is rooted less in mutual agreement than in mutual enthusiasm. It’s about moving from a “yes” to a “Hell, yes!”

Rape, Enthusiastic Consent, and the Stoplight Problem

I'd like to expand this to include far more than just sex – imagine if ‘enthusiastic consent’ was the socially accepted bar for chatting on the bus, for instance.

Christina commented:

Interesting! There are so many issues behind this it's a bit hard to make a coherent comment. Think I'll just ponder them for a while! Good to know there's guys who genuinely consider the wellfare of women, though. Ah, the dream :)