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Men often coerced into sex: male libido myth puts pressure on both sexes

The stereotype of the male stud who is always up for sex is being challenged by new research from the University of Guelph showing that men are almost as likely to be coerced in the bedroom as women. A study of 518 university students found that 38.8% of men and 47.9% of women reported being pressured into a range of sexual activity, from kissing and cuddling to intercourse and oral sex.

A similar finding was made by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in their Personal Safety Survey 2005. Of all males who have experienced sexual assault since the age of 15, the vast majority (63.9%) were assaulted by a female in the most recent incident. Sexual assaults of males were committed by male perpetrators in 77,000 cases and female perpetrators in 136,200 cases.

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