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Table 6 Aggressive strategies used by female perpetrators (frequency)

From: From Coercion to Physical Force: Aggressive Strategies Used by Women Against Men in “Forced-to-Penetrate” Cases in the UK

Row A woman forced you to penetrate her without your consent by: Freq. %
1 Telling lies, threatening to end the relationship, threatening to spread rumors about you, making promises you knew were untrue, or continually verbally pressuring you after you said you didn’t want to 34 22.2
2 Using force, for example, holding you down with their body weight, pinning your arms, restraining you, or having a weapon 22 14.4
3 None of the options present 22 14.4
4 Showing displeasure, criticizing your sexuality or attractiveness, getting angry but not using physical force, after you said you didn’t want to 17 11.1
5 Forcing you to penetrate her when you were asleep or unconscious from consensually drinking alcohol, and when you came to (regained consciousness) you could not give consent to or stop what was happening 17 11.1
6 Forcing you to penetrate her when you were asleep or unconscious from using drugs consensually and when you came to (regained consciousness) you could not stop what was happening 13 8.5
7 Forcing you to penetrate her after you had been drinking alcohol and were conscious but too intoxicated (drunk) to give your consent to or stop what was happening 11 7.2
8 Threatening to physically harm you or someone close to you 8 5.2
9 Acting together with two or more people to force you to penetrate her where you had made it clear that you did not give your consent to what was happening or were unable 4 2.6
10 Encouraging or pressuring you to drink alcohol until you were too intoxicated (drunk) to give consent to or stop what was happening 3 2
11 Giving you a drug without your knowledge that made you too incapacitated (out of it) to consent or stop what was happening 2 1.3
Total 153 100
  1. From S. Weare, Forced-to-penetrate cases: Lived experiences of men. Copyright 2017 by Siobhan Weare