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A Bunch of Bad Metaphors For Sexual Consent and a Few Better Ones

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Metaphors can be a helpful way to talk about sexual consent, but they can also sometimes fall short. So here’s a close look at some of the ideas that metaphors convey successfully and some of the nuance they leave out.

Simple as Tea

“If you are still struggling with consent, just imagine instead of initiating sex…




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