enthusiastic consent

enthusiastic consent

The act of explicitly and enthusiastically expressing the desire to have a sexual encounter with someone and maintaining and communicating that enthusiasm throughout the experience. Men and women often have very different ideas about verbal and nonverbal cues, but an enthusiastic consent model solves all that.
See also: consent
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In recent years, many sex educators have been promoting the notion of enthusiastic consent, emphasizing that rather than focusing on "No means no," sexual partners should focus on "Yes means yes" as a more proactive way of gauging consent.
"Affirmative consent," in other words, really means "enthusiastic consent." And no matter how enthusiastic, there will still be the potential for "he said, she said" confusion.
We've got a workshop on enthusiastic consent in BDSM at the same time as a lecture on sexuality after cancer.
Another student, Nicha Ratana-Apiromyakij believes that Brown University is known to be more sexually open than any average university and one of the things that students really advocate on campus is free and enthusiastic consent. ( ANI )
Enthusiastic consent, also called enthusiastic participation, requires the presence of yes and decreases the possibility of misreading someone's body language or other cues during sex play.
They told police that the girl - a student working part-time in a golf club bar - had given "enthusiastic consent".