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Stealthing: When Consensual Sex Becomes Rape

Stealthing: When Consensual Sex Becomes Rape

By Tatiana Shams, Content Manager

In a previous entry, we talked about the idea of sex and consent being mutually exclusive: You can’t have sex without consent because sex without consent is not sex—it’s rape.

It never gets easy when we hear about rape and abuse here at loveisrespect, but we also know that things can get complicated sometimes. So, what happens when people experience other types of abuse that are not so easy to identify, like stealthing?

 We can tell you: Victims often feel confused, ashamed and they’re not even sure how to digest what just happened to them. They just know it’s not right. They weren’t looking for it. They didn’t deserve it.

So, what is stealthing, exactly?
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