Man who initiated rough sex found not guilty of rape and assault

  1. Man who initiated rough sex found not guilty of rape and assault 

    A New Zealand man who hit, choked and had rough sex after sexual role play with a woman has been found not guilty of rape and assault.

    Apparently the jury accepted the accused might have had reasonable grounds for not realizing the woman wanted him to stop, despite her saying so.’

    The defense lawyer said the woman led James Charles Loads to believe she was into rough sex and role play, “These were two people who were out of their depth.”

    However, the woman in this case had cried, vomited and pleaded Loads to stop.

    The woman contacted a friend immediately after believing she was raped, and the friend took her to a hospital where she contacted the police.

     Stuff.co.nz

Called fun, sexy ‘breath play’, is choking women all the rage

  1. Choking women is all the rage. It’s branded as fun, sexy ‘breath play’ 

    Since the #MeToo movement, people are learning many men see choking women as a legitimate form of “sex play”, as it’s often referred to in porn.

    But according to on domestic violence, the women most at risk of being murdered by their partners are those who were choked.

    In probably the most hypocritical case, New York state attorney general Eric Schneiderman, who recently announced he was pursuing a lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein for “despicable” behavior, was forced to resign after four women accused him of choking them and committing other types of physical assault. Schneiderman has disputed the allegations saying he had only consensual sexual relations.

    Is the ease of accessing internet porn the main driver for the increase in sexually abusive acts, such as choking? According to a study of US college students, researchers said 62% of the men surveyed showed that those who view pornography are “significantly less likely to intervene as a bystander, report an increased behavioral intent to rape, and are more likely to believe rape myths.”

    Choking, or “breath play” as it is often referred to, is also being re-branded as “edgy, hot sex” that somehow gives the woman power, according to Women’s Health Magazine, who recently promoted the act suggesting it can “be an exhilarating experience for some people”.

     The Guardian