We Asked a Law Professor Whether the Government Could Really Ban Rough Sex

“John Doe was a freshman at George Mason University when he started seeing Jane Roe, a student at a different university (both subjects have been anonymous in media accounts and court documents). The two young people formed a relationship and frequently met at Doe’s GMU dorm room to have BDSM sex, with Roe as the submissive partner…”

link: https://www.vice.com/read/we-asked-a-law-professor-if-bdsm-could-be-legally-bann

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No constitutional right to engage in consensual BDSM sex

“Besides the interesting free speech and due process holdings, the federal district court’s decision in Doe v. Rector & Visitors of George Mason Univ. also discusses whether there is a constitutional right to engage in consensual BDSM sex. No, says, the court, rejecting the view that Lawrence v. Texas creates a general constitutional right to adult noncommercial sexual autonomy…”

link: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2016/03/04/no-constitutional-right-to-engage-in-consensual-bdsm-sex

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