Receiving consent is required before engaging is sexual activity by another.
This is enforced by law and evaluated in the courts.
At this point in time, as far as I am aware, there is no generally agreed upon standard for objectively measuring or determining consent prior to engaging in sexual activity with another.
Therefore, as far as I can see, any sexual activity between two or more people must be defined as suspect until a legally binding statement has been recorded by all participants that they did indeed consent to the sexual activity.
This is insufficient.
Consent has a very complex definition and it is getting more complex all the time.
It includes any one or any combination of:
State of mind of any of the participants, before during and after
State of mind of others, before during and after
Age of any participants
Information available to any of the participants
Information provided by any of the participants
Differing local statutes
The list goes on ...
I for one do not like an environment where the appropriateness of my sexual activities with others simply cannot be defined before or during the event and can sometimes only be guessed at after.
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If so, present a better solution to this problem.
Romance, love and tenderness are all fine and dandy but they are a pile of crap in a court of law.