Your Intuition Is Your Friend
Fighting Sexual Abuse in the Pagan Community
by Laurel Stone, artwork by Cynthia Rudzis
WARNING: This article uses frank language to discuss issues of sexual coercion and assault. If you’re a rape, incest, abuse or sexual assault survivor, reading this article may be triggering for you. Reader discretion is advised.
hhh, Summer. Flowers, green grass, flickering bonfires, mead. A young Pagan’s fancy turns to recreation. Or is that procreation? In other words: sex. I’m no prude, and I think that what happens between two or more consenting adults is their own business. But note that word, “consent.” Without consent, sex is no longer a Pagan sacrament. It’s assault, pure and simple.