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dc.contributor.authorBeres, Melanie
dc.contributor.authorMacDonald, Jo
dc.identifier.citationBeres, M., & MacDonald, J. (2015). Talking About Sexual Consent: Heterosexual women and BDSM. Australian Feminist Studies, 30(86), 418–432. doi:10.1080/08164649.2016.1158692en
dc.description.abstractSexual consent is an increasingly important concept for sexual violence prevention. Practitioners of bondage/discipline, dominance/submission, sadomasochism (hereafter BDSM) advocate strong community standards of active sexual consent to ensure that their practices are clearly differentiated from abuse. In this article, we explore the ways in which heterosexual female BDSM practitioners understand the meaning of and communicate sexual consent within their relationships. Their accounts of sexual consent within their BDSM relationships present sexual consent as synonymous with safe play. Yet, even within a context that demands explicit consent, there are complexities and nuances in terms of how sexual consent is communicated during play. We explore how explicit forms of consent found in descriptions of BDSM sit uncomfortably next to feminist analyses of how heteronormativity can undermine women's autonomy during heterosex.en_NZ
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofAustralian Feminist Studiesen_NZ
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International*
dc.subjectconsent negotiationen_NZ
dc.subjectrape preventionen_NZ
dc.titleTalking About Sexual Consent: Heterosexual women and BDSMen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
otago.schoolSociology, Gender and Social Worken_NZ
otago.openaccessAbstract Onlyen_NZ
dc.rights.statementCopyright © 2015 Routledgeen_NZ
dc.description.refereedPeer Revieweden_NZ
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