psa of the day:
Consensual sex is a thing that happens when two (or more) persons WILLINGLY and WITHOUT COERCION engage in a sex act. If Person A tells Person B that they will be hurt if they don’t agree to a sex act, that’s coercion! If Person A tells Person B that they must engage in a sex act to prove their love/devotion/whatever (thus implying that if they DON’T engage in said sex act, it will prove otherwise, with whatever consequence), that’s coercion! If Person A tells Person B that they’ll be left if they don’t engage in a sex act, THAT’S coercion! Any variation on “You have to engage in this sex act or there will be consequences,” is coercion. And where coercion is present, consent is not—where coercion is present, consent, by definition, cannot be. That’s all!