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'Stealthing' Man Explains Why He Takes Part In Latest Sick Trend

Michael Minay

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'Stealthing' Man Explains Why He Takes Part In Latest Sick Trend

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It's becoming an increasing trend among men in the bedroom, but it's one that has been described as a violation and sexual assault.

Known as stealthing, the trend is seeing growing numbers of men remove their condom during sex, despite agreeing to wear one initially.

It has been widely condemned as a violation of rights, and can even be classed as rape.

Alexandra Brodsky, of Yale Law School, wrote a paper for the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, exploring how consensual sex can by flipped to the complete opposite by the secret removal of condoms.

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She wrote: "Non-consensual condom removal during sexual intercourse exposes victims to physical risks of pregnancy and disease and, interviews make clear, is experienced by many as a grave violation of dignity and autonomy.

"A new tort for 'stealthing' is necessary both to provide victims with a more viable cause of action and to reflect better the harms wrought by non-consensual condom removal."

In an interview with Hack, however, a man using the pseudonym Brendan admits he stealths 'most of the time' and thought claims of it being a disturbing trend and sexual assault were 'bullshit'.

When asked why he does it, he said: "Because it feels better with no condom on."

He also seemed to put the emphasis on the woman's responsibility to make the decision. "If I have no reason to wear a condom then I don't really see the problem," he added. Brendan feels that a woman should discuss the wearing of a condom before sex.

He also said that he doesn't want to get anyone pregnant (which is the obvious risk) but he is happy to run the risk of catching an STI.

As for his own sexual health, well, there's an interesting (and not necessarily positive) take on that. "I'm confident I get checked regularly," he said. "I'm pretty safe in saying I'm clean when I'm clean."

If you're not shocked enough, Brendan admitted he doesn't get checked all the time. "There's a risk crossing the road and we all do that."

Brendan said he had been caught, but has put another condom on, saying that it is only 'fair', but people are pretty laid back usually.

"I just put one on and if nothing is said I take it off. I don't think it's breaking the law.

"Pull it out, take it off, put it back in," he concluded.

It's a risky business, and is one that is being looked into further by various authorities.

Topics: Sex

Michael Minay
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