TITLE

MORALITY-BASED LEGISLATION IS ALIVE AND WELL: WHY THE LAW PERMITS CONSENT TO BODY MODIFICATION BUT NOT SADOMASOCHISTIC SEX

AUTHOR(S)
Egan, Kelly
PUB. DATE
August 2007
SOURCE
Albany Law Review;2007, Vol. 70 Issue 4, p1615
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article examines the reasoning behind prohibiting a consent defense to assault charges arising from sadomasochistic (SM) sex while making exceptions for other assaultive activities such as body modification in Great Britain. It says that SM has various definitions including one which referred to it as the knowing use of psychological dominance and submission in a safe and consensual manner to experience erotic arousal or personal growth. Also, this article compares the rationale for allowing consent to body modification and forbidding it to SM sex.
ACCESSION #
28811244

 

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