25 Jan '18, 8am
Sexual Arousal Ins’t Consent: #NowWhat https://t.co/1g3vbmrVpf
Our suspicions were real: Many men truly don’t understand what constitutes as consent . Sexual interest isn’t consent A study from Binghamton University and Rush University found that a majority of men confuse sexual interest with consent. The faculty-led study surveyed 145 straight male students at a large, Southeastern university. The researchers had the male students examine various hypothetical sexual situations. “In response, most of the men confused sexual interest from a female partner with consent,” reports Teen Vogue. “The researchers found [that,] basically, if their partner didn’t say no, the men in the study seemed to think that meant yes.” “We found that the way in which the woman communicated her sexual intentions, that is verbal refusal versus passive responding, had the largest effect of men’s perceptions,” adds Richard Mattson, associate professor of psych...