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to think that a woman can't consent to sex if she is drunk

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suedoenym Fri 31-Jul-09 22:57:22

Is it wrong for a man to have sex with their partner if she is so drunk that she can't walk and has to be carried to the bedroom?

ObsidianBlackbirdMcNight Fri 31-Jul-09 22:58:59

Probably. In fact - if she can't give informed consent - then yes. Why?

msled Fri 31-Jul-09 22:59:51

I'd say yes, it is wrong.

Metella Fri 31-Jul-09 23:00:28

Well if she is unconscious then obviously she can't consent but I suppose you can be quite plastered and still consent.

How drunk do you mean?

Niftyblue Fri 31-Jul-09 23:00:31

Yes I do

Paolosgirl Fri 31-Jul-09 23:02:01

Agree with Metella. You can be very drunk and still want to have sex. If you said "no" at any point, then obviously a very different situation.

TrillianAstra Fri 31-Jul-09 23:03:28

Different people get drunk differently. Some people's legs and sense of balance go while they can still talk (and be very loud about what they want/don't want). Other people would be able to walk up until the point where they were actually unconscious.

dittany Fri 31-Jul-09 23:04:03

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suedoenym Fri 31-Jul-09 23:04:59

Why? Because it happened to me 3 years ago and I still can't get my head round it. I have some memory of what happened (was told afterwards by partner that I was "up for it" and it lasted a couple of hours) but I was in and out of sleep/consciousness. I don't remember saying no though.

Paolosgirl Fri 31-Jul-09 23:06:43

If you were in and out of sleep and consciousness, then that's inappropriate imo. Was he drunk too?

dittany Fri 31-Jul-09 23:06:49

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suedoenym Fri 31-Jul-09 23:07:21

No - he was completely sober..

ObsidianBlackbirdMcNight Fri 31-Jul-09 23:08:06

Yes - informed consent. You can be hammered to the point where you can't walk and still want to have sex - if it's your partner then hopefully he'd know. A stranger/someone you don't normally have sex with should not have sex with an extremely drunk woman as she may not be making a rational decision. It's a bad idea at best - it could be rape at worst.

Paolosgirl Fri 31-Jul-09 23:08:16

Very odd then....did you ever talk about it afterwards?

Metella Fri 31-Jul-09 23:09:51

Ah no, if you were drifting in and out of consciousness then that's not right.

Sorry this happened to you, suedoenym.

ObsidianBlackbirdMcNight Fri 31-Jul-09 23:10:25

Oh shit. That sounds very wrong. That sounds like rape actually. If you were semi conscious and have no memory I'm not the sort of person who forgets things no matter how drunk so if I had been told I was up for sex but couldn't remember anything I would not have been able to give true consent in that condition. Poor you. Not current partner I hope.

dittany Fri 31-Jul-09 23:11:50

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skybright Fri 31-Jul-09 23:12:01

I have only once been so out of it that i could not of consented and i had actually had my drink spiked.

So i can never really understand the whole complete unawareness thing although i know that it happens and some people have complete mind blanks. That's not to say i have not done and consented to some pretty stupid things while pissed.

How long had you been with your boyfriend? I think if i had only known someone pretty short term i would be upset about it.

suedoenym Fri 31-Jul-09 23:13:21

We did talk about it but he just kept telling me that it had been good and I'd really enjoyed it hmm. I was going through a bad time at work which is why I'd got so drunk and I think he took advantage.

msled Fri 31-Jul-09 23:14:54

He definitely took advantage.

skybright Fri 31-Jul-09 23:15:57

It puts a different slant on it you saying he was sober,i imagined two folk the women far more pissed after a night out etc.

Sits a bit uncomfortably with sorry suedoenym.

Metella Fri 31-Jul-09 23:16:27

I think he probably did take advantage of you, sue.

Most people have agreed to all manner of stupid things whilst drunk but your scenario has a bad feel to it.

prettyfly1 Fri 31-Jul-09 23:16:28

I dont agree with this at all and think that if a person doenst know you and does this it is at best taking advantage. HOWEVER there was a thread about this last week about a MAN who was drunk and said yes to sex with a woman he wouldnt normally and the general consensus was not rape. I think its a very blurred, very difficult line.

dittany Fri 31-Jul-09 23:16:53

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Metella Fri 31-Jul-09 23:18:56

Oh, missed the bit about him being sober - that stinks even more.

So sorry, suedoenym - have you ever talked this through with anyone else? It must have been playing on your mind as it is quite a while ago.

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