Author: Alexandra Gold

Consent is a crucial part of the foundation of kinky relationships. And within the kink community, there are several phrases and acronyms to remember and practice. Here is TASHRA’s guide to the four most commonly used BDSM models of consent.

The 4 C’s: Caring, Communication, Consent, and Caution

Caring: Being attentive, responsible, responsive and committed to the safety and wellbeing of yourself and others

Communication: Being clear and open about your needs, wants, desires and limits

Consent: Discussing your needs and wants

Caution: Being aware of risk, possibility of danger, and proceeding carefully

SSC: Safe, Sane, and Consensual

Are we doing our kink in a safe way?

Do we know the difference between fantasy and reality?

Do we consent to this?

RACK: Risk-Aware Consensual Kink

Are we aware of the risks inherent in our kink?

Is it consensual?

PRICK: Personal Responsibility, Informed, Consensual Kink

Does each person understand their personal responsibility in the scene?

Is each individual informed about what is about to happen?

Does everyone consent?

Engaging in kinky activities necessitates good communication. Make sure that you and your partners understand what role the 4 C’s, SSC, RACK, and PRICK play in your kink life.