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..View full abstract
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council
This study was funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council [grant no. 1002174].