Title: Playing With Consent
Author: Helen Saito
Publisher: Cufflink Works
Release Date: May 11, 2011
Genre(s): Contemporary/Role Play/BDSM
Page Count: 240
Reviewed by: Gigi
Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
Lovers so familiar with each other they can pick out a couple of props and a safeword and improvise a scenario. A man who’s not sure his partner can scare him, and the ways his partner proves him wrong. A dom who brings friends over to fulfill his muscleboy’s fantasy. A top who’s nervous enough about his desires that he needs his bottom to choose “all clear” words and gestures along with a safeword, so he can check in throughout the scene. A birthday present that comes complete with a guarantee that the birthday boy’s going to have to fight his partner down hard to get what they both want.
There are all sorts of ways a consent play fantasy can work for the people involved. For some, just the idea of a fantasy in which “no” doesn’t mean “no” after all is enough to get them interested in roleplaying. For others, the negotiation is almost as hot as the scene itself. In this collection, all the players are aware of what’s going on, and they’re Playing With Consent.
Let’s start with the fact that anything that consenting adults do with each other behind closed doors is A-Okay by me! If that statement is false for you, stop reading this review and move on to a different book.
Playing with Consent is the ultimate filthy, dirty, hot-as-fuck role playing book. Rough sex, rape, punishment and more. I was in the mood for something raunchy and I certainly got it, but I was surprised at how lovingly these characters treated one another and how scenarios were about making sure they were safe before they played. Raunchy romance? Yes, please!
If you are in the mood too, you can’t go wrong here with these five short stories. Highly recommended.