Understanding consent with a cup of tea

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/12/20/tisane-sexual.html


Not sure which one was actually created first (not just which was posted to YT first)…but I like this one much better.


Let’s all make ourselves a cup of tea right now!


Tea party!


The video is based upon this original blog by “Rock Star Dinosaur Pirate Princess” from 2015:


The videos thankfully credit the original creator. Pity so few of the people reblogging the videos feel the need to do so.


Blue Seat Studios created the original. Even the version you linked to has the name of the studio in the credits (on the video and on the description). But if you like that particular version better because it is has cleaner language, then you’ll be happy to learn that the original creators also have a clean version (link below).

So, just to clarify who posted first:
April 30, 2015: https://vimeo.com/126553913 (Blue Seat Studios, Vimeo, mature version)
May 12, 2015: https://youtu.be/oQbei5JGiT8 (Blue Seat Studios, YouTube, mature version (the one on BB))
May 13, 2015: https://youtu.be/fGoWLWS4-kU (Blue Seat Studios, YouTube, clean version)
May 17, 2015: https://vimeo.com/128105683 (Blue Seat Studios, Vimeo, clean version)
November 16, 2015: https://youtu.be/pZwvrxVavnQ (Thames Valley Police, clean version (new audio))

Hope this helps.


What if you gain satisfaction from having people drink your tea, and you offer it to someone who is predisposed to drinking more tea than they need. You know they probably should not drink more tea, and yet you cannot help yourself from offering it to them because it also gives you satisfaction.

I don’t know. I find this stupid. Is someone who doesn’t understand sexual consent really going to have a light bulb go off because of this video?

It’s been years since I’ve sought consent from my teacup. We’ve established enough nonverbal signals that I know when it’s ready for my sip without having to ask.

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Helps with what exactly? I just like the other version better is all. It was a statement, not a question.

Thanks for the info I guess.

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That is the better one.

Also, I predict this thread is going to be a shit-show, just based upon the “quality” of the comments that have been posted already.



A post about sexual consent having a thread with shitty comments and logical fallacies trying to defend an indefensible position?


Must be a day ending in ‘Y.’


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A fap-ulous idea.

My guess is that it’s not for rapists or future rapists so much but rather the apologists who claim that #metoo and the like “go too far” and “victimize” men.


I guess it’s “clever” and everything, but I just don’t see what audience it would have an effect on.

I would think the intended audience would respond with a Kavanaugh-esque ”I don’t drink tea. I like beer.”

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