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XBIZ reports: »Adult performer Ava Mir-Ausziehen has written an essay on consent exclusively for Ethical.porn titled, “Critical Consent: The Tricky Task of Saying ‘Yes.’”

According to the site, the idea of sexual non-consent via a verbal “no” is familiar, and affirmative consent via express, voluntary agreement is steadily working its way into social consciousness. Mir-Ausziehen has advanced this profound discussion beyond “yes” and “no.”

“Consent is far more complex than we typically make it out to be,” Mir-Ausziehen wrote. “It’s more than simply agreeing or disagreeing to do something. So alongside laying down best practices and accountability procedures, part of the work we need to do collectively is to rethink what exactly consent is.”

Mir-Ausziehen discusses how the already “murky nature” of occupational consent becomes even more tricky when occupational labor is sexual in nature.

“If, in our work, we consensually engage in a sexual activity that we don’t necessarily enjoy, it’s seen as more problematic than if we engage in other kinds of less desirable activities for the sake of work,” she also wrote. “Sexual activity is seen as somehow inherently personal and vulnerable and is believed to instantly demean and compromise the individual once it waivers from some fantasy of ‘authenticity.’”

Mir-Ausziehen concluded with several points regarding strategic ways of critically analyzing consent that are rooted in BDSM cultural and practice.

“Ideas about consent are complex and multifaceted, which Ava explores quite well in her essay,” shared Ethical.porn founder and Sssh.com’s director and producer Angie Rowntree. “We are very pleased to share this thought-provoking piece.”

Submissions for Ethical.porn are ongoing. Members of the adult industry are encouraged to submit their statements, videos and other forms of relating their thoughts on the issue to [email protected].

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