Posts tagged "enthusiastic consent"

We-Consent, The App Which Records “Proof” Of Mutual Consent, Misses The Point

I’m a big believer in enthusiastic consent. I’m only down to fuck people who are clearly down to fuck me, either because they have communicated that verbally or with indisputable consenting body language. I expect my partners to be similarly attentive to my words and body language, and what those cues say about my desire. Should a…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 15, 2015

The Majority Of Americans Support Enthusiastic Consent Policies

Most Americans support “yes means yes” campus consent policies. [Huffington Post]
In addition to today’s decision not to hear anti-gay marriage cases from five U.S. states, here are six other Supreme Court equality cases to watch this term. [RH Reality Check]
Charles Clymer, inspiration for the feminist #StopClymer hashtag, was awarded as

Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 6, 2014

Guy Talk: Consent Isn’t As Simple As “No Means No”

Back in my 20s, I used to party quite a bit, sometimes to ridiculous excess. Drunkenness was rampant, and so were the accompanying shenanigans.
Once, a large group of us took a limo bus downtown for a coworker’s birthday. On the bus was a girl I recognized from work, but had never met. We…

Dennis Hong / February 27, 2013

8 Ways To Be Positive You’re Sex Positive

Here in the land of lady blogs, most of us believe that sex and exploring your sexuality is a great thing. “Sex positive” is the go-to term for this, which is the philosophy that all consensual expressions of sexuality are good and healthy. Sex positivity also includes advocating for sex education and safer sex. Sound…

Rachel White / May 9, 2012

The Soapbox: On Consent Culture

Today I’m going to fulfill a promise I made quite a while ago, and talk about what a consent culture would look like.

A consent culture is one in which the prevailing narrative of sex — in fact, of human interaction — is centered around mutual consent.  It is a culture with a…

Holly Pervocracy / March 22, 2012

The Soapbox: Let’s Really Talk About Sex

Enthusiastic Consent. I’m a fan. For any of you not in the know, Enthusiastic Consent is a way to make sure that yes really means yes and no means no, during sex. It’s an ongoing conversation during sex itself, where partners listen to all manner of cues to make sure that what’s happening is really…

Julie Gillis / January 9, 2012