Today I saw a series (Wynonna Earp) with two female characters who are in a relationship together (Waverly and Nicole). What I found so sweet was the aspect of consent – one of the characters asked the other for permission to continue being intimate during one of their scenes..
The topic of consent is truly an interesting one. In the past, when I expressed this notion to some of my peers they mocked the idea of having to ask consent because they considered it pointless if you’re already being intimate with your significant other in the first place.
This could be considered a valid point though, in my opinion, obtaining consent is one of the most humble and respectful gestures you could show your partner. It not only shows that you care about and value them but it is also indicative of you being aware of their autonomy regardless of their position in your life. It also shows that you place their physical and emotional well-being in the present higher than that of your gratification – what’s more attractive?!
Another aspect I enjoy watching is that of laughter and embracing embarrassment during some intimate scenes. I find it so realistic and attractive to be able to laugh with someone in those moments because you are ‘’naked’’ and vulnerable in many ways. It provides a pure bond in that moment when it is you and that other person, where you can hear your bodies, your breathing, your kissing noises, your surroundings in such detail that everything suddenly is really intense.