sexual assault

Men Legally Allowed to Finish Sex Even If Woman Revokes Consent, NC Law States

North Carolina is the one state where the law explicitly says you cannot revoke consent once it's given. A bill that would remove this "unacceptable loophole" has little traction.
Kimberly Lawson

DeMario Jackson Reportedly Invited Back to 'Bachelor in Paradise'

Allegations of sexual misconduct on the set of "Bachelor in Paradise" halted the show's production for an investigation. Now, it's been announced that the show will resume filming—and a contestant embroiled in the controversy has been invited back.
Linda Yang
sexual assault

Accused Vanderbilt Rapist Gave Student Lectures on Consent While Awaiting Trial

Brandon Banks is accused of participating in the gang rape of an unconscious woman four years ago and has since preached to students about consent. The former Vanderbilt football player entered a not-guilty plea at the start of his trial yesterday.
Kimberly Lawson

Parents Are Failing Miserably at Talking to Teens About Sex

A new study found a glaring disconnect between what adults and teens think is happening in college dorm rooms versus what is really happening.
Kimberly Lawson

In Most States, Forcibly Continuing Sex After a Partner Says 'No' Is Not Rape

Only eight states recognize a person's right to withdraw consent after penetration has occurred, leaving rape victims vulnerable.
Gabby Bess

No Really, Bill O'Reilly Wrote About the Importance of Consent in His New Book

The Fox News host has reportedly settled with five different women on allegations of sexual harassment and other inappropriate behavior.
Kimberly Lawson

The Growing World of Anonymous Dick Pic Appreciation Sites

In the age of the unsolicited dick pic, the medium often gets a bad rap. Online forums where users can appreciate strangers' members allow users to explore their exhibitionistic side with consent (and lots of enthusiasm from viewers).
Suzannah Weiss
love is a hoax

What Sex Guides Say About Our Changing Ideas on Sex

Unlike the sexist, paternalistic, and homophobic tips and tricks of the past, a new crop of inclusive advice books aims to show readers that sex is whatever you want it to be.
Christine Ro

Men Spike Women's Drinks More Often Than You Think

Previous research has suggested that the risk of being drugged is an overblown urban myth. But a 2016 study says that drink spiking is very real and often leads to sexual assault for women on college campuses.
Gabby Bess

BDSM Communities Are Less Rapey Than the General Population

According to new research from Northern Illinois University, participants in "cultures of consent" like BDSM engage in less rape myth acceptance, benevolent sexism, and victim blaming.
Steven Blum
sexual assault

What Does Consent on a Porn Set Look Like?

The rape accusations against porn performer James Deen have raised important questions: how is sexual consent defined on a porn set? Is a signed contract between performers and producers enough to keep people safe?
Tess Barker

Beyond Safe Words: When Saying 'No' in BDSM Isn't Enough

In the kink scene, consent is supposed to be key. But when women try to out their abusers, they are often met with scorn or outright dismissal.
Trudie Carter-Pavelin