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Sexual behavior of assailants during reported rapes

Sexual behavior of assailants during reported rapes

Archives of Sexual Behavior 9(5): 427-440

The forced sexual, excretory and sadistic acts that occur during rape were reported. The main sample consisted of 115 adult, adolescent and child rape victims that were admitted during a 1 yr period to the emergency wards of a large municipal hospital. Forced vaginal intercourse was the most frequent act reported, but many other acts also occurred, ranging from fellatio and cunnilingus to urinating on the victim. Various social-psychological meanings are attached to forced sexual acts, most notably power, anger and male camaraderie. Pair/group rape differs from single-assailant rape in the emphasis placed on watching and taking turns. Analyzing the social meanings attached to forced sex makes a contribution to knowledge about the use of sex to express nonsexual issues.

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PMID: 7447684

DOI: 10.1007/bf02115942

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