The Alternative A-to-Z of Sex: Yes

Yes. The word you say before anything else happens. We say yes to a date, yes to a drink, yes to going back to their place. However you consent to sex, there is always a yes there. Whether or not your mouth forms the word itself, there is a yes in your eagerness to proceed. Every item of clothing that falls to the floor is a yes. Every touch that is welcomed. And then you start to feel those intense feelings… the orgasm is on its way. The word you say as everything comes to an end is also yes… Yes… YES!

UPDATE: I wrote this a long time ago. I was talking about enthusiastic consent, but you really do need to say it too. Leave no doubt. Everything about the interaction needs to scream “yes, I want this!”

Image via Alexandre Dulaunoy‘s Flickr photostream.

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