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Is "affirmative consent" a solution to ending sexual assault on campuses?

Asked by Demosthenes (7304points) February 8th, 2018

Or elsewhere?

“Affirmative consent” is the practice of “actively, mutually soliciting enthusiasm throughout a sexual encounter” and it is a legal standard for universities in California and New York.

College students learn about it in seminars and orientations. But research shows that very few students actually engage in it.

So:

1. Is this at all a realistic goal for sexual encounters?
2. Have you ever practiced “affirmative consent”?

It almost sounds to me like the “common core” of sex: an unrealistic way of doing something that goes against human nature and that no one will actually use in practice.

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