Journal article

Unwanted Sex Due to Intoxication among Australians Aged 16-69 Years

Allison Carter, Christy Newman, Richard de Visser, Anna Yeung, Chris Rissel, Andrew Grulich, Bridget Haire, Deborah Bateson, Cathy Vaughn, Kevin McGeechan, Basil Donovan, Juliet Richters, Rebecca Guy

Journal of Sex Research | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2020


Intoxication can be a factor in unwanted sex, but research on the extent of the issue in both women and men is limited. We assessed the prevalence, correlates, and 10-year time-trends of unwanted sex due to intoxication among a representative sample of 4,279 women and 3,875 men aged 16-69 years in Australia and considered how these vary by gender. In 2012-13, 16% of women and 10% of men reported ever having had a sexual experience when they "did not want to because they were too drunk or high at the time." For both women and men, this was associated with younger age, bisexual activity, and reports of lifetime injection drug use, sexually transmitted infections, and forced sex. Among women on..

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