rebochan wrote: If you a BDSM type, you're not even batting an eye though.
Ok, you make some good points, but this is just not true. A good dom always seeks consent. Always. Consent is extremely important to those who engage in BDSM, and to imply that people who are into this would be ok with a lack of consent just isn't true. Back when that strip ran, yeah there were some people put off by the lack of verbal consent, but many people also noted that Aggie gave Penny plenty of chances to back out, and that after making the offer to give Penny the kind of sex she thought Penny wanted, Penny consented non-verbally by "struggling." I'd consider that Aggie implying she wants to experiment (remember, there was a part where she asked Penny if this is what she wanted) and Penny giving her okay.
Point being, Penny and Aggie are not experienced. They're playing with this, and learning as they go. Which is why they're skipping the parts that are so important--the parts where they talk about what they want, where they talk about what their boundaries are, where they have a safe word, etc.
Additionally, I have to point out that among fetishes, BDSM is one of the most common (don't forget there's a large degree of variance to what is considered BDSM). It's one that even a lot of vanilla people have tried, and one that, if you are kinky, you are probably into to some degree. That doesn't mean everybody has to be ok with it or its presentation in the comic (which, yes, is problematic for reasons we've both discussed), but as fetishes in fiction go, is a pretty "safe" one to choose. And this is probably very nit-picky, but it's also not the first time it's appeared in comic. Brandi was shown dominating Omar.