‘Stealthing is a new trend in which the male secretly removes his condom during sex without the female partner’s knowledge or consent. Online social media forums maintain that the practice is a ‘game’ for men who meet women on paid escort/sex sites such as BackPage.com and sugar daddy sexual arrangement sites such as SeekingArrangement.com.
There have been reports by staff at rape hotlines that there has been a huge uptick in calls with respect to ‘Stealthing’, and victims have voiced their feelings that it is tantamount to rape. In fact, a man in Switzerland was convicted of rape in the last year after ‘Stealthing’ a French woman he met on Tinder.
The removal of a condom during sex can lead to a sexually transmitted disease (STD) as well as an unwanted pregnancy. Many states have criminal laws that prevent knowingly transmitting an STD, and most states have laws criminalizing the transmission of HIV.
A civil sexual abuse lawsuit may be possible for ‘Stealthing’ as well as for knowingly transmitting sexual diseases. Many people would be surprised that many homeowners insurance policies cover sexual abuse cases. The Lassen Law Firm, sexual abuse lawyers, known for priest abuse cases and child sexual abuse lawsuits, handles ‘Stealthing’ cases as well as STD transmission cases.