Smart Ideas: Revisited

Drawing a line between given and Declined Consent

Most people will only get to understand how serious relationships can be when they are in romantic relationships. When intimacy comes into the picture, it becomes even more important to be careful about approaching your partner. Sex is definitely important in a relationship hence the need to make sure that its properly fulfilled. Communication is key in a relationship and intimacy as well, bottling issues that make you uncomfortable will eventually make that relationship fail. Positive consent is key if two parties are to engage in healthy sexual relations.

The aspect of consent may sound enough but there is more to it, for instance, there are areas you would rather avoid with your partner. You have to watch out for enthusiastic consent between the two of you because that is the ultimate green light. During intimacy respect for your partner and sticking to activities that your partner is comfortable with is paramount. Consensual sex sometimes could be illegal especially in cases where there has been bodily harm. Some couples have even created contracts that outline the kind of consent they are committed to as people who are intimate with each other. The contracts clearly show what you can do to your partner and what is not acceptable and vice versa.

The contracts are in place to prevent sexual abuse of any kind between the partners, there are agreed safewords that are to be used when one of the partners feel uncomfortable at some point in intimacy. There are similar versions of the contracts that are designed to last for a night or a few hours when you will be engaged in intimacy. Enthusiastic consent, maybe sometimes be misunderstood portraying women as a gender that hates and with low interest in sex but that is far from right. It takes understanding your partner well and communication to sort out what is not clear.

Dating of the modern day is free and much more open , don’t be surprised discussing your intimate side with a total stranger, if you decide to get serious down the line it makes intimacy clear for both parties. If people are to have clarity between proper consent and when to drop any advances, it is from there that you will start experiencing meaningful relationships with your future partners. It also helps to ask your partner questions on some unclear boundaries, but you need to do that in a smart way. Consent does not only work for the two people getting intimate, it will help a great deal with a lot of societal issues. A lot of sex crimes would be a thing of the past if awareness was created about consent.