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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. Communication has been advocated as making relationships bearable, that works for intimacy as well, when people openly make their take known to their significant other, it makes it healthy. Two parties have to consents before engaging in sexual activity.

Consent may seem simple enough but it actually makes it clear that there are boundaries that have to be avoided. Enthusiastic consent in intimacy makes it complete. Consent is all about respecting the wishes of your partner and sticking to activities that your partner is comfortable while remaining respectful all the while. Consent may be given by the two parties but that is not to mean that its legal consent especially where there is 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 main reason of having the contracts is to prevent abuse between partners, there will be safewords to be used at the moment a partner feels uncomfortable. There short term contracts that will be binding for just a few hours or even just for a night. Obtaining consent from partners to some may be misunderstood as portraying women as the gender that hates sex and men as the opposite but that is not the case. It takes understanding your partner well and communication to sort out what is not clear.

It’s only these times where people will meet and address intimacy even before they have gotten serious, however, if it does work out for the two then enthusiastic consent is easily achieved. If you understand the difference when consent has been given and, when it has been declined early in life, you will have an easy time with partners in the future. Asking your partner some questions when in the act wills serve to shed light on just about anything. 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.