AUTHOR’S NOTE: This is the first blog post in a multi-part special series entitled “Best of the Decade”, about the best things of the 2010’s.
Over the next month or so, I will be writing a series of blog posts about the best things of the 2010’s. My first blog post in the series will be about what I consider to be the best blog post of the decade, although one rule that I’ve self-imposed for this particular blog post is that the best blog post of the decade cannot be a blog post that I wrote.
One reason why I chose Brita’s blog post about enthusiastic consent as the best blog post of the decade is because it helped me completely rethink the way I viewed sexual and romantic activity. Prior to reading the blog post, I had a rather negative attitude towards sexual and romantic activity, in that I was legitimately afraid of being in any kind of romantic relationship. After reading the blog post, I felt far more comfortable with the idea of being in a romantic relationship of any kind.
Brita’s blog post talked about sexual consent in a very sexy way, which made the blog post very interesting to read. Brita wrote about sexual consent and romantic activity in a way that presented the concepts of sex, sexual consent, and romantic activity in a very positive light. Brita even included a real-life example of her and her husband making out to illustrate the concept of enthusiastic consent. The entire blog post, from start to finish, was very interesting to read.
There might be some people who were probably expecting to find a politics-related or sports-related blog post as the best blog post of the decade. However, the blog post that Brita wrote about enthusiastic consent was so effective at getting me to read a blog post about relationships, something that I would not normally have an interest in, that I decided that “Enthusiastic Consent: A How-To Guide” by Brita Long is the best blog post of the 2010’s.