‘Spontaneous’ Sexual Consent: An Analysis of Sexual Consent Literature

  title={‘Spontaneous’ Sexual Consent: An Analysis of Sexual Consent Literature},
  author={Melanie A. Beres},
  journal={Feminism \& Psychology},
  pages={108 - 93}
  • M. Beres
  • Published 1 February 2007
  • Psychology, Law, Sociology
  • Feminism & Psychology
Sexual consent is an understudied and undertheorized concept despite its importance to feminist researchers and activists interested in sexual violence. Literature on consent, although sparse, has been produced from a variety of disciplines, including law, psychology, and sociology. This article is a critical review of current literature and current understandings of sexual consent. Different conceptualizations of consent are analysed including implicit and explicit definitions from legal… 

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