Archives of Sexual Behavior https://doi.org/10.1007/s10508-018-1238-z COMMENTAR Y The Importance of Studying Consent and Consent Violations in Collective Sex Environments Justin J. Lehmiller Received: 15 May 2018 / Accepted: 19 May 2018 © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2018 Frank (2018) has provided a thorough and thought-provoking years) have had a threesome, 12% of men and 6% of women review of the recent literature on collective sex environments have had group sex, 6% of men and 5% of women have been to as it pertains to sexual health risks. Frank’s analysis is com- a swingers’ club, and 4% of men and 3% of women have been mendable and challenges the common stereotype that collec- to a BDSM club (Herbenick et al., 2017). Substantially higher tive sex environments are inherently risky, while also high- numbers of men and women indicated interest in exploring each lighting how specific environmental features have the potential of these sexual activities. to increase or decrease risk. In addition, this review calls atten- Given this level of interest and participation in “social” tion to the numerous challenges faced by those who seek to sex, coupled with the fact that consent education (when it implement safer-sex interventions in these environments, from
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