Image above from Women’s Health
The new disturbing trend of “stealthing” is making medical, criminal and civil experts nervous.
“Stealthing” occurs when men remove their condom in the middle of sex without their partner’s consent.
A study published in the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, found men will “stealth” to “promote their seed”. Alexandra Brodsky, a Legal Fellow at the National Women’s Law Center, investigated this practice and found multiple online communities of gay and straight men openly discussing this practice, swapping tips for how to remove a condom during sex unbeknownst to the partner/victim.
This type of assault traumatizes the victims and puts them at risk of unwanted pregnancy and/or dangerous sexually transmitted illnesses. It violates multiple civil and criminal laws and in Switzerland a man was convicted of rape for “stealthing” during sex.
Julian Assange, Wikileaks founder, had been accused of “stealthing” during a sexual encounter in 2010. To date, no cases have been tried in the United States.
This is a developing story.