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 it has come to the point of getting intimate, partners need to be careful about how their significant other response to avoid getting into serious opposition. Depending on which level of the relationships you and your partner are in, sex is a critical addition and it needs to be done according to how the two of you like it. The partners need to communicate openly on issues of intimacy so that all the issues are made clear. Two parties have to consents before engaging in sexual activity.
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. Enthusiastic consent in intimacy makes it complete. 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. You might come across couples that have legally binding contracts that stipulate their type of consent to 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. You can even come across short term contacts that don’t go longer than a few hours. 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.
Today the dating scene has become a little bit more relaxed, people will meet online and address these issues venue before they get to the point they are intimate and that makes things clear for both parties going forward. It takes addressing the difference between consent given and that which has been denied so that you have healthy intimate relationships in the future with your partners. Ask questions but be crafty how you do that just before intimacy to know where your partner is at with all that. Consent is ideal for both partners but more so for the society at large. If awareness is created about consents, a lot of legal issues that have to do with sex abuse will be avoided .