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10/17/2014 12:50 pm ET

Sex Can Be Complicated. Consent Is Not

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On last week's episode of The Mindy Project, the necessary conflict between the show's two leads—who've entered a happy, loving relationship after two seasons of will-they-or-won't-they?—was provided by anal sex. Or, more specifically, by ongoing issues of consent within a committed relationship, occasioned by an attempt at anal sex.

The basic scenario is this: While watching a reasonably tasteful shot of the bedroom door, we hear Mindy and Danny happily getting it on. Suddenly, Mindy yelps words to the effect of, "Danny! That doesn't go there!" followed by a clumsy separation and a bullshit apology: "I slipped."

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