A contract to have sex, you say?
A "yes means yes" advocacy group, the Affirmative Consent Project, is instructing college students to take a picture with a contract before they have sex with each other just to make absolutely sure both parties are officially consenting.
In fact, the group has been distributing contracts to schools nationwide as part of its Consent Conscious Kit, according to an article in the Washington Examiner. If no camera is available, students are encouraged to fill out the form on the back of the contract which states, "On this date [fill in the blank], we agree to have consensual sex with one another" followed by a space for students' printed names and signatures.
The kit also also includes breath mints and a condom.
The state of California passed a law requiring all colleges that accept state funding to adopt policies requiring all students to obtain affirmative consent — which it defines as "affirmative, conscious, and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity" that is "ongoing" and not given when too drunk — before engaging in sexual activity, or else risk punishment for sexual assault.
Obviously, this contract won’t protect either party from charges arising out of regret because of the Neo-Victorian standard that each stage of intimacy must be prefaced with explicit query/response of consent.
Now that actual marriage is anything we want it to be, including divorcing marriage from the formation of families with the definition now just being about the government handing out dignity for sex, let’s look at this contract again …
It is marriage-by-the-hour.
Isn’t that special?