You killed this! Man you should write a consent bible for school aged boys and their parents. This is the best consent spill I’ve read. I can’t say I have really heard many, if at all by a guy.
I taught my sons about consent as a single mom. I kept it really real — with jail, the state and federal laws/statutes on sexual violence, news citations, and frequent dialogue. When I finished with them, they totally understood the sexual burdens of being a man and the importance of consent. You did an amazing job! I was agreeing throughout this piece.
Only a decent, self-aware sweetie pie could write about consent as intricately as this. Hats off to you!
One thing I would definitely add would be age of consent. It doesn’t apply to just sex with minors. Sometimes maturity levels and aging makes determining consent difficult (i.e older guy, younger woman). What was acceptable in the old days won’t fly anymore.