Society/Culture Is bigfooty mature enough to discuss consent?

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CheapCharlie

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Nothing wrong with either of these requirements. Both are open to abuse, afterwards, of course.
If you are a guy you would want to make sure you have consent in a message app beforehand and always wear a condom

"...Attorney-General Jaclyn Symes on Friday announced changes to the Crimes Act, to specify a person must confirm they have received consent for sexual activity.

The government will also amend laws to make it explicit that stealthing - the removal of a condom or other protection during sex without the other person's knowledge or consent - is a crime...
 

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If you ask for consent, is that implicitly giving consent? It isnt really, is it?

Then there's consent for all the miryad forms of activity - do they get codified? - I cant see how this legislation is easy.


And if a person engages in activity unconsenting (but otherwise cool - you know, whats 'normal' now) does that person have means to blackmail the other?

Could vigilantes entrap people?
 

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The burden of proof will still be on the prosecution so unless there is a traceable receipt system to prove consent im not sure this changes much. I think they are trying to cause attitudinal change not law reform per se.
 

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The burden of proof will still be on the prosecution so unless there is a traceable receipt system to prove consent im not sure this changes much. I think they are trying to cause attitudinal change not law reform per se.
It can only be that, like fining parents for taking kids out of school too much
 

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It does add a slight chill to the ordinary relationship but these are the times. Hopefully it does help those current and future victims.
Not that I'm 'deep' in this life phase, but it might be refreshing to just have direct conversations rather than the usual cat and mouse.

'but forget sponteneity darling, thats the past'.
 

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Make no mistake this law is aimed at men, for obvious reasons. soceity expects men to take the sexual initiative.

If I was a male currently in the dating scene I think I'd approach it something like;

"can I just respectfully say that I wont take any sexual initiative here, and that if that is your expectation, you should ask for that explicitly. I think I would take such a request favourably"
Put a bit of humour in it, but you are being respectful both to the female and the law, opening that conversation, rather than play some outdated seduction game.

The law has actually encouraged you to be direct, and they cant put anything in the law which is gender specific, cos thats discrimination.

I have already authored an "application for sexual gratification" form which must be filled out by any woman wishing to make use of my time and experience.
I am working on an app.
It links to the covid vaxx app.
 

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I have already authored an "application for sexual gratification" form which must be filled out by any woman wishing to make use of my time and experience.
I am working on an app.
It links to the covid vaxx app.
And therefore the MyGov app. ScoMo and all future Prime Mininsters/Presidents will know when you've been rooting!!!!

There should be crowd noises and a 'Wa-Hey!!!' on each successful post-coital login.
 

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I have already authored an "application for sexual gratification" form which must be filled out by any woman wishing to make use of my time and experience.
I am working on an app.
It links to the covid vaxx app.
Brings a whole new meaning to 'double jabbed'.
 

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