• Discourse,  Kink,  Not a Review

    Discourse & Denial: An Analysis of Critical Discourse in the Kink Community

    As a community, we are all aware of the spaces in which sex and ethics intersect. We talk extensively about issues of consent and seek to educate others about the varying shades of the word “no”. We talk about practicing safe and consensual sex. We discuss respect for our partners and the necessity of open communication and active listening. But how do we approach sex ethics in kink-specific discourse? The vast majority of kinky individuals know and accept the very basic ethical tenets acknowledged and taught within our communities. We know to look for consent and to graciously accept when consent is not given or revoked, without pressuring or pushing the…