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John Bieler Professor Love Psychology of Human Sexuality 11/7/07 Chapter 17 Power and Sexual Coercion Humans can have sexual intercourse at any point in the menstrual cycle, which means other motivations determine when intercourse might take place. However, in humans, male and female desire for sexual contact may not coincide. Male orangutans often engage in forced mating and vicious biting of the female. The line that separates rape from other categories of sexual activity can be blurry. Typically we define rape as forced sexual intercourse and sexual assault as victimization that include unwanted sexual behavior. In North Carolina for rape to occur there must penile-vaginal penetration; where as in Arkansas and New Jersey rape can occur with a hand, finger, or object. There are states that require the exchange of semen in order for a crime to be established. Research has shown that women who have experienced something done to their vagina by something other than the penis have experienced trauma similar to rape
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