Season 1 – Episode 15

TW: Issues and tropes of dubious consent, forced consent, and non-consent, rape and rape fantasies, pornography and its influence on real-world violence, violence against women, language-use, NSFW content

This whole episode is a trigger warning and rather NSFW, so listener beware! Here be morally-questionable heroes, dubious scenes, and a lot of stuff that traditional romance wouldn’t touch with a ten-foot pole. This whole subgenre runs the gamut from BDSM and kink/fetish, to forced/dubious consent, and much…much…further. Jen and Jackie herein have a discussion on some of the more common topics such as fantasies that include dubious consent, the heroes that this subgenre is known for. and why, if it’s so scary, so many books still exist for such a large readership. Plugin those earbuds and breakout the flashlight sparkly nerds, because Jen’s leading us into the world of dark romance.

The below links are resources for you to use at your own discretion. We here at Raging Romantics support and love you.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

National Teen Dating Hotline

RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

National Human Trafficking Hotline