An acronym for “Safe, Sane, Consensual”.
- safe: attempts should be made to identify and prevent risks to health
- sane: activities should be undertaken in a sane and sensible frame of mind
- consensual: all activities should involve the full consent of all parties involved.
Other people in the BDSM community do not consider SSC to be an accurate term for these relationships or activities. The term Risk Aware Consensual Kink (RACK) is sometimes used as a substitute description. In both, the terms are subjective.