I wrote in a question on another SE site
Before I start to reinvent the wheel: is there a consensual way to insert such data into the DB?
To which I got several comments:
I also think you mean "convenient" rather than "consensual". At least I hope you do!
Actually I think you want to say "Is there a consensus about the way to insert such data into the DB"
The way you're using it is really, really off the mark
The comments apparently come from native speakers of English, I am not one myself.
So I checked:
: existing or made by mutual consent without an act of writing // a consensual contract
with the willing agreement of all the people involved
-- Cambridge Dictionnary (examples refer only to sex)
involving the agreement of all or most people in a group
-- Longman Dictionnary of Contemporary English (the second example is about sex)
Does the contemporary, everyday meaning of consensual novadays only refers to sexual activities? Can it still be used for "in a way everyone agrees upon" without sounding weird?