Many are starting to discuss “stealthing,” a term that describes when a man removes a condom during sex despite agreeing to wear one. A report found that U.S. cases are on the rise; it’s important to know that “stealthing” is a form of non-consensual sex and more common than you’d think.
In her study, Alexandra Brodsky writes:
Survivors [of stealthing] describe nonconsensual condom removal as a threat to their bodily agency and as a dignitary harm. ‘You have no right to make your own sexual decisions,’ they are told. ‘You are not worthy of my consideration.’
Professionals are taking to Twitter to spread information about the practice:
Sadly, it turns out “stealthing” is pretty common:
Brodsky has appeared on television to open people’s eyes:
Alexandra wrote a research paper on 'stealthing': 'Not using a condom without consent, should be considered as gender-based violence' pic.twitter.com/HeobG0itGG
— Victoria Derbyshire (@VictoriaLIVE) April 26, 2017
Fortunately, news outlets like The BBC are making an effort to increase awareness so we can fully establish that “stealthing” is unacceptable:
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