Sexual molestation of men by women

Abstract

The belief that it is impossible for males to respond sexually when subjected to sexual molestation by women is contradicted. Previous research indicating that male sex response can occur in a variety of emotional states, including anger and terror, are corroborated. Eleven cases of male sexual molestation by females are classified and described. A post-trauma reaction occurs in which sexual function and psychological state are affected. The men were all personally interviewed. Recognition of this phenomenon should lead to increased identification of male victims as well as to better medical, psychological, and legal services for them.

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Correspondence to Philip M. Sarrel M.D..

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This study was presented, in part, on November 11, 1980, at the International Academy of Sex Research Annual Meeting, Tucson, Arizona.

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Sarrel, P.M., Masters, W.H. Sexual molestation of men by women. Arch Sex Behav 11, 117–131 (1982). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01541979

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Key words

  • sexual molestation
  • male rape
  • post-rape trauma
  • rape