Removal Of Condom Without The Assent Of Your partner, During sexual Intercourse Is Illegal

Removal Of Condom Without The Assent Of Your partner, During sexual Intercourse Is Illegal

Iexclusivenews Nigeria reports  that the act of removing condoms during sexual intercourse without the consent of the other partner is now a crime in California, the United States of America.

On Thursday, the state’s government declared and signed into law that anyone found guilty of ‘stealing’ would be liable for general, special, and punitive damages.

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Iexclusivenews Nigeria is aware that ‘stealthing’ is a slang term for removing a condom during sex without consent.

It is now a civil sexual battery offense under California law for someone to remove a condom without their romantic partner’s consent, as California Governor Gavin Newsom agreed to on Thursday.

“For a majority of the people, it’s like, yeah, it makes sense that this is immoral and it should be illegal,” said Cristina Garcia, a State Assembly Member who reportedly sponsored the legislation.

“A lot of people told me, ‘I can’t believe it’s not already illegal,’ Reuters quoted her as saying.

She added:

“I have been working on the issue of ‘stealthing’ since 2017 and I am elated that there is now some accountability for those who perpetrate the act. Sexual assaults, especially those on women of colour, are perpetually swept under the rug.”

Garcia after the bill was passed, cited a study by Yale University that called stealthing “a grave violation of dignity and autonomy” and said cases affecting women and gay men were on the rise.”