A general contentious issue around asking permission before making sexual advances is that it ‘ruins the mood’, which is pretty scary because it perpetuates rape culture regardless of intent or certainty that the other party is readily given to have sex. Recently however, sex-positivity —one of the core foundations of consent, has become a running theme in mainstream music. On Tiwa Savage and Ladipoe’s exchange on their collaborative single “Are You Down” for instance, both provide an example by illustrating what respectful sexual advances in a social setting should look like. Dr. Sid’s latest single “Deep Down” provides a more explicit example. The duet, produced by Altus, sees Dr. Sid and Seyi Shay guarantee pleasure with braggy and flirty avowals, while still respecting the other party’s boundaries.
Listen to Dr. Sid and Seyi Shay’s “Deep Down” here:
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