Consent (BDSM)

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Consent within BDSM is when a participant gives their permission for certain acts or types of relationships.wikipedia
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Informed consent

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It bears much in common with the concept of informed consent and is simultaneously a personal, ethical and social issue.

Limits (BDSM)

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Negotiation is a discussion about what is acceptable and what is off limits between partners.
Participants typically negotiate an outline of what activities will and will not take place.

Consent (criminal law)

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Observers from outside the BDSM community have also commented on the issue of consent in BDSM, sometimes referring to legal consent which is a separate and largely unrelated matter.

BDSM

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Consent within BDSM is when a participant gives their permission for certain acts or types of relationships. It is an issue that attracts much attention within BDSM, resulting in competing models of consent such as Safe, sane and consensual and Risk-aware consensual kink.
Activities and relationships within a BDSM context are often characterized by the participants taking on complementary, but unequal roles; thus, the idea of informed consent of both the partners is essential.

Play (BDSM)

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In recent years the term has also been used for the practice in play sessions.
Safety and consent in play are paramount considerations within the BDSM community.

Master/slave (BDSM)

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This can conflict with concepts like total power exchange and consensual nonconsent.

Edgeplay

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In the past, the term consensual non-consent was reserved to committed relationships, while the play practice used the umbrella term of edge play.

Animal roleplay

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In a similar case of an accusation made by a participant that the activities had not been consensual, in April 2007 two UK men were convicted of false imprisonment in a case where a third party who had been treated like a dog asserted the matter had not been consensual.

Personal life

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It bears much in common with the concept of informed consent and is simultaneously a personal, ethical and social issue.

Social

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It bears much in common with the concept of informed consent and is simultaneously a personal, ethical and social issue.

Risk-aware consensual kink

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It is an issue that attracts much attention within BDSM, resulting in competing models of consent such as Safe, sane and consensual and Risk-aware consensual kink.

BDSM and the law

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However, the presence of explicit consent within BDSM can often have implications for BDSM and the law and, depending on the country the participants are in, may make the differences between being prosecuted or not.

Safeword

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Where an act has been previously consented to, the consent can be terminated at any point, and by any participant, through using a safeword.

Domestic violence

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Acts undertaken with a lack of explicit consent may be considered abusive and those who ignore the use of a safeword may be shunned within the BDSM subculture.

Shunning

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Acts undertaken with a lack of explicit consent may be considered abusive and those who ignore the use of a safeword may be shunned within the BDSM subculture.

Subculture

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Acts undertaken with a lack of explicit consent may be considered abusive and those who ignore the use of a safeword may be shunned within the BDSM subculture.

Classical liberalism

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The underlying principle is a classical liberal idea that a person's freedom can be measured by lack of interference with their personal choices.

Harm principle

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As in classical liberalism, the harm principle comes into play.

Waiver

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Consensual non-consent, also called meta-consent and blanket consent, is a mutual agreement to be able to act as if consent has been waived.

Ethics

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It bears much in common with the concept of informed consent and is simultaneously a personal, ethical and social issue.

Operation Spanner

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The Spanner case in England demonstrates the point, where participants in a consensual mutual BDSM play party were arrested.