Consent, Kink and the Law Class Review
This week I was able to check out some of Self Serve’s recorded content, and let me tell you that it left me wanting to keep learning more about consent.
I checked out the recorded class titled Consent, Kink, and The Law: The Pillars Upon which to Build a Consent Culture with Zach Budd that took place in 2020. It was two and a half hours full of amazing content that expanded my own understanding of consent, kink, negotiation, and the legal nuances of kink.
Budd brings their knowledge on consent with care and intention for the purpose of “planting seeds to start building a consent culture” and to help listeners minimize misunderstandings. Their take on consent is truly needed for all interested in actively practicing and those wanting to be part of the sex-positive movement.
Budd does a thorough job of bringing the audience up to speed by setting the foundations, giving an overview of current events/movements, their 5 pillars, consent culture, and embracing the word “no.” They also provide detailed research, case studies, and information from the National Coalition of Sexual Freedom on the state of the law and kink, plus more. The second half of their class was a bit rushed and filled with detailed information, but that only motivated me to do more research on my own, which I intend to do.
Overall, I found myself deeply engaged with the recorded class with Zach Budd and highly recommend all to check it out for an in-depth refresher on consent. I also am inspired to continue to actively practice consent in my everyday life and feel more comfortable saying “no”. It was also convenient for me to access the recorded content on my own time and pace.
Zach Budd’s class is one that I will keep returning to again and again because consent is an aspect of our lives that should be constantly revisited to manifest a future that is IN.V.E.S.T’ed in consent culture.