As established earlier in the course, consenting to a (kink) activity always needs to come from an informed background. You need to know where you stand in regards to the activity and people involved, you need to have information about the practice or actions that ask for your consent and you need to know how the responsibility for what you are engaging in is shared (or not).
That is why BDSM/kink the SSC (safe-sane-consensual) concept was established. SSC means that everything is based on safe activities, that all participants are of sufficiently sound mind to consent to, and that all participants do consent. SSC is a great start, however for many people in kink it is problematic as e.g. the idea of a “safe” activity, especially in kink, is ambivalent and not clear enough. The same goes for the idea of a “sound mind” which is not only to general, but also stems from an ableist perspective. In short, the SSC principle is a good way to establish that consent is key, however we feel it is necessary to go deeper into the topic.
This is where RACK and PRICK – two principles that expand the basic idea of SSC come into play.