Is ThereAnything likeStealthing Law?

Stealthing, the act of removing a condom without a partner's consent during penetrative sex has raised concerns over the past three years.

Cases of the practice have featured in discussions in courts across the US and Europe with lawmakers struggling to relate how it could fit the definition of sexual assault or rape.

As of now, none of the nations in these regions have a provision for that in their lawbooks.

But what comes out—after a case of a Switzz who removed a condom during sex without the partner's permission was convicted for defilement— is that the act is punishable by law.

That is to say; slipping off your condom without your mate's agreement could end up with you serving a jail term even if there’s no stealthing law.


The Dark Side of Stealthing: Stealthing pregnancy, Infections and More

The most obvious risk of stealthing is it exposes an innocent mate to STIs/STDs and could lead to unplanned-for pregnancy in heterosexual cases.

However, lawmakers have tried to argue that the harmful effects of the practice go beyond these physical consequences because it involves turning a mutual agreement into a non-consensual one.

"It amounts to acting against a sexual agreement." according to Alexandra Brodsky who conducted a study on the effects of removing a condom without a partner's consent and the legal responses towards it.

But there's Stealthing law in the US law books to give justice to the victims of these circumstances.

 "As of the publishing of this report, I have tried to find a domestic case in court touching on the removal of protection without a partner's permission during sexual intercourse. There’s not Stealthing law to protect these innocent victims" Brodsky added.

The legal consequences of stealthing could vary from one state to the next because every state in the United States has different laws as regards to sexual assault and consent.

So it is wrong to assume that you can slip off a condom without your partner's permission and walk away with it because lawmakers could still convict you under some sexual offense laws.

Why Would a Person Stealth

Brodsky's study revealed several explanations as to why someone may slip off a condom without the knowledge of their partner. The research went into personal details as to why this would happen in both hetero- and homosexual encounters using interviews.

Brodsky discloses how some online sex groups are coaching on how to stealth, and trying to back up the act with some explanations.

"Though one can guess a range of possible triggers behind the act — more sensation, a feeling of winning from degradation, and so on —talks in online groups reveal that some offenders justify as a "natural male right and instinct," Brodsky writes.

The act is associated with Stealthing pregnancy and comes with the effect of deprived sexual sensation. However, among homosexual movements, the act often carries the risk of the spread of the HIV virus, which also has an impact on sexual practices.

The spread of the infection has led to the rise of males who want to infect others intentionally, and others who are carelessly engaging in sex to get infected.

The group seeking to infect others is the most dangerous and guilty. Their actions are intentional, and they know right from the start of the sexual activity that they will, at some point, slip off the condom and if possible, infect their partner.

Why You Should Ignore the Social Media Hype

The internet, and more so, social media sites have provided platforms for anyone to give out their opinion. Anyone can suggest anything, state some reasons to back it and find like-minded followers with whom they can partner to spread the ideology.

Not everything you see or read on these sites where users have the right to say anything is true. Some of these opinions are ideas come from pessimists who want to influence others negatively.

Again, while you follow the mob, think about the risks and consequences you face as an individual.

Final Words

Slipping out a condom stealthily during sexual intercourse is not only potentially risky to your partner; you also put yourself at risk by stealthing.

Yes, there’s no Stealthing law but you could contract sexually transmitted infections and face a jail term if your partner sues you for non-consensual removal of protection during penetrative sex.And ensure you have STD testing regularly.