Sunday, April 20, 2014

Sexual assault against males

It is a common societal belief that men cannot be raped, since women are smaller and "men always want sex". However, a new study shows that men are raped more often then one would think.
The article points out that 18% were physically forced to have sex, 31% were verbally coerced, and 26% had unwanted seductive behaviors out of 284 men. This clearly shows that men are not always willing to have sex, and that they can also be coerced into having sex. Though the sample is small, it still shows that the idea men cannot be raped because they are stronger or always willing is clearly a myth. The idea of a male rape victim, is not so far fetched.

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