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

Asked by Demosthenes (9767points) 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.


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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