A unfortunate sex trend called ‘stealthing’ is on a rise

TAMPA — A unfortunate new bedroom trend involves group personally holding off their condoms during consensual sex, and infrequently later bragging about it online.


The nonconsensual practice, that is called “stealthing,” is on a rise, according to a new news in Columbia Journal of Gender and Law.

Lead author Alexandra Brodsky pronounced while a law is mostly wordless on a use of “stealthing,” she believes it should be deliberate a form of passionate attack and could violate several polite and rapist laws.

In a report, Brodsky profiles a doctoral tyro named Rebecca who works for a internal rape predicament hotline. Rebecca, who was a plant of stealthing as a freshman, pronounced she hears about stealthing from students and says many callers start with, ‘I’m not certain this is rape, but…’

Kathleen Kempke, with a Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, says she’s wakeful of a trend.

“I have had other cases that I’ve been really identical to this,” pronounced Kempke.

As distant as a predicament core is concerned, a chairman who feels disregarded is a victim, she said.

“And they merit a same kind of services and support that a plant that is raped by a foreigner or a raped by an familiarity would get,” pronounced Kempke.

The investigate also forked to online forums where group mostly gloat about stealing a condom during sex or offer recommendation on how to get divided with it. Some of a group in a forum have even suggested it’s their right to, “spread one’s seed”.

As distant as regulating existent principle to prosecute stealthers in Florida, “As of yet, that government does not exist,” pronounced Tampa Defense Attorney Hunter Chamberlain.

Chamberlain says stealthing, while despicable, could be formidable to infer as a passionate assault, given a sex itself was primarily consensual.

“To change this from a authorised function to an bootleg behavior, a legislature or a courts are going to have to serve conclude what agree means,” pronounced Chamberlain.

The investigate concludes existent laws don’t privately cover stealthing, notwithstanding a heightened risk of pregnancy and even open health risk compared with swelling intimately transmitted diseases.

Brodsky concludes that new protections should be in place for those who are victims of a practice.

“Ultimately, a new tort for “stealthing” is required both to yield victims with a some-more viable means of movement and to simulate improved a harms wrought by nonconsensual condom removal,” she pronounced in a paper.

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