Content Notice: Discussions of cisheterosexual norms, sexual activity, and consent
There’s often a tension between reality and principles that is difficult to articulate except in context.
My ethical values include upholding consent in every way, shape, and form. That includes engaging in sexual activity without as few assumptions as possible regarding what the other person wants. And yet today, I found myself more concerned with the sexual imbalance and disparity targeted by a statement than that statement’s less-than-consensual implications.