A few months back John Moore wrote:
Why not use consent as the moral test for sexual activity? If both parties are mature enough and give their willing consent, then it can't be wrong.
The problem with polyamory is just that it's sometimes doubtful whether all parties freely consent. That's also the problem with polygamy and sadomasochism.
VR: It seems to me that this implies that Real Consent is more than just saying yes, and as such represents a far more restrictive sexual morality than one would be initially inclined to think.
It seems to me that Real Consent implies a very strong case against pornography, since the person using the pornography cannot be sure that the actors and actresses are not being raped.
As Linda Lovelace said, "When you see the movie Deep Throat, you are watching me being raped.
Anyone who uses lies or alcohol to persuade someone sexually, it seems to me, does not have real consent.
I am pretty sure that real consent is not a sufficient test. But it is certainly a necessary condition, and one that is insufficiently developed.