Tips & Tricks #21 “Consent & Consciousness Rape”

“Yes, you may touch my back. Thank you for asking, first!”

I have been hearing more and more reports of people being dosed without them knowing.  Some people may think that secretly giving someone a drug experience is a gift, but it is NOT.  Non-consensual dosing is “Consciousness Rape.”

In fact, ANYTHING wonderful can be terrible if given without consent. Sex, Drugs, even a cool spritz of water – can be a nightmare.  In this Tips & Tricks installment, Halcyon talks about how self-expression requires consent when it affects another.

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About the author: John "Halcyon" Styn


Halcyon is a 20-year Burning Man participant and co-founder of Pink Heart camp. He is author of "Love more. Fear less." and producer of the Burning Man short film, "The Pink Path." He's won Webby awards for his over-the-top personal site & his "Love On Demand" video podcast He hosted the defunct web series "Fears. Regrets. Desires." and frequently speaks about Gratitude & Gifting. In 2010, Halcyon co-founded the San Diego based "1st Saturdays" homeless outreach program based on Burning Man Principles and the idea of "Service Without Sacrifice." You can find his digital home at

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