Traditionally, flagging orange means:
(L) anything goes * (R) just cruising
But that in that sense, (L) is consensually worrying, and (R) too like an anti-flag (ie, leave me alone).
You want just cruising? Go for white velvet, left.
Given the emphasis on consent, I’d like orange to be reinterpreted as:
|ORANGE||looking to lead||open to suggestion|
I think there’s a real need for open to suggestion and it makes sense for orange, ie “could be up for anything, try me”. I’ve been thinking about control/drive flagging – and I like this as a revision which satisfies.
Archive on Orange
[lc 22/03/10]: I think that the orange flag has its place. Flagging something obviously doesn’t equal consenting to something and it’s highly dangerous to assume someone has no boundaries but I think orange could mean something like ‘I’ve liked everything I’ve done so far and I’m into trying other things as well’ or could also/simultaneously symbolise that you’re up for being propositioned for anything.
[max 22/03/10]: I think it’s really important to stress that flagging isn’t consent. I think the phrase anything goes makes that more difficult. And that concerns me.
[lc 25/8/10]: Go to “Asking For It“