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Risk-Aware Consensual Kink (RACK, also Risk-Accepted Consensual Kink) is
an acronym used by some of the BDSM community to
describe themselves and their philosophies. It specifies that any
activity between fully-informed consenting adults is acceptable.
RACK's tenets can be described by listing the component letters of the acronym:
RACK focuses on awareness and informed consent, rather than attempting
to divide BDSM into sets of safe and unsafe practices. This is in
contrast to the more common Safe, Sane,
and Consensual slogan. This change of emphasis is intended to
encompass edgeplay and other activities which are
not inherently safe, and to encourage BDSM participants to carry out risk
assessments about their activities, in the way that is practiced in
"dangerous sports" such as rock climbing and scuba diving.
RACK was coined in reaction to dissatisfaction within the BDSM community
surrounding the SSC slogan and attempts to use it to exclude "unsafe"
activities. Gary Switch first proposed the term on a TES mailing list out of
a desire to form a more accurate portrayal of the type of play that many
From the point of view of ownership relationships, RACK is a
considerable improvement on SSC, since it places responsibility with the
participants for deciding whether an activity is worth its level of
risk. However, the RACK philosophy does not deal with the vital issue of
consensual nonconsent; and does not
offer an argument against discrimination by governments and other
organisations, who can carry out their own risk assessments of BDSM or
ownership, and decide to criminalise us.
(This article incorporates text from the RACK article in Wikipedia.)
This article is published under the terms of the GFDL. The contributors to this article were: Tanos
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