What is consent? Consent is an agreement between participants to engage in sexual activity. Consent should be clearly and freely communicated. Consent cannot be given by individuals who are underage, intoxicated or incapacitated by drugs or alcohol, or asleep or unconscious. Unequal power dynamics, such as engaging in sexual activity with an employee or student, also mean that consent cannot be freely given. How does consent work? And it should happen every time for every type of activity. Consenting to one activity, one time, does not mean someone gives consent for other activities or for the same activity on other occasions.
But, operating on autopilot without making a concerted effort to nurture physical closeness can lead to decreased fulfillment, which is never good. It may before may not be planned in build up. Jory says he believes maintenance femininity is essential to the success of a long-term relationship for three reasons. Couples regularly say that although they were reluctant at first, once they made the plunge to have femininity it was a positive experience.
Around might be love. There might be commitment. There might be a concrete friendship at its core. Worth it — but hard. Desire feeds animal intimacy which in turn feeds association, nurturance and the protective guard about relationships. Intimate relationships in which appeal has faded can take on the shape of housemates or colleagues. Around can still be love and a deep emotional bond in these relationships, there might even still be femininity, but without desire the way we see ourselves and feel about ourselves changes and will ultimately play absent in the relationship.