The laws rarely are limited to sexual intercourse but instead include any type

The laws rarely are limited to sexual intercourse but

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it ranges from 16 to 18 in most states. The laws rarely are limited to sexual intercourse but, instead, include any type of sexual contact. Today, the laws are applied to both female and male survivors. It may not matter whether the offender is the same age as, older than, or younger than the survivor. Further, in some states, factors such as age differences between partners, the age of the survivor, and the age of the defendant are considered. Sexual assaults against males may be perpetrated by other men or by women. Most rapes of men are by other men. In some states, the word "rape" is used only to define forced acts of vaginal sexual intercourse, whereas forced anal intercourse is termed "sodomy." Although many people believe that the majority of male rape incidents occur in prisons, research suggests that the conditions for male rape are not unique to prison. Rather, all men, regardless of who or where they are, should be regarded as potential victims. There are also many reasons male victims do not come forward and report being raped. Perhaps the main reason is the fear that many will perceive them as being homosexual. However, male sexual assault has nothing to do with sexual orientation of the attacker or the survivor. Date Rape
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Lecture Notes Let's expand a bit more on date rape. Date rape is usually not planned, and drugs and alcohol used by the assailant or the survivor play a factor in about 70 percent of the cases. There is a lifetime incidence for women of 13 to 27 percent for being raped. This percentage of women will experience a rape in their lifetime. If the definition expanded to include attempted intercourse as a result of verbal pressure and misuse of authority, women's lifetime incidence would increase significantly. With date rape there's often confusion over consent. Usually, verbal consent is not usually given in sexual activity. Instead, nonverbal cues are used, which are imprecise and easily misinterpreted if not reinforced verbally. Additionally, our sexual scripts assume ‘yes' unless ‘no' is directly stated. This makes sex fair game until ‘no' is explicitly stated. A woman must make her boundaries clear verbally, and men need to avoid misinterpreting clues. In 2003, Illinois became the first state to pass a law explicitly stating that people have the right to withdraw their consent to sexual activity at any time. Post-refusal sexual persistence is the pursuit of sexual contact with a person after he or she has refused an initial advance. There are four postrefusal tactics used: sexual arousal, emotional manipulation and deception, exploitation of the intoxicated, and physical force. Nearly 70% of college students indicated they had been subjected to at least one postrefusal sexual tactic since the age of 16. Date rapers, or sexually coercive men, tend to share several characteristics compared to noncoercive men. This is known as the date raper profile.
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  • Spring '08
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  • Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior, child sexual abuse

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