A man is challenging his conviction for raping a woman who willingly slept with him after he falsely claimed to have had a vasectomy. How can someone be guilty of rape if their partner has agreed to sex, and what implications does the case have? Sally - not her real name - was distraught as she read the text message from Jason Lawrance, a man she had met through a dating website. Why the hell would you do that to me? Before Sally had sex with Lawrance he told her he'd had "the snip" and she consented to having sex without a condom, but would never have done so if she had known Lawrance was fertile.
`SAFE SEX`: PROMOTING THE BIG LIE
`SAFE SEX`: PROMOTING THE BIG LIE - Chicago Tribune
THREE times. I've gone to clinics and stuck my arm out for those disposable needles, each time forgetting the fear and nausea that descend upon me before the results come back, those minutes spent in a publicly financed waiting room staring at a video loop about "living with" this thing that kills you. These tests have taken place over five years, and the results have always been negative -- not surprisingly in retrospect, since I am not a member of a "high-risk group," don't sleep around and don't take pity on heroin-addicted bass players by going to bed with them in the hopes of being thanked in the liner notes of their first major independent release. Still, getting tested always seemed like the thing to do. Despite my demographic profile, despite the fact that I grew up middle class, attended an elite college and do not personally know any women or straight men within that demographic profile who have the AIDS virus, I am terrified of this disease. I went to a college where condoms and dental dams lay in baskets in dormitory lobbies, where it seemed incumbent on health service counselors to give us the straight talk, to tell us never, ever to have sex without condoms unless we wanted to die; that's right, die, shrivel overnight, vomit up our futures, pose a threat to others. And they'd seen it happen, oh, yes, they had.
Reducing the risk of human immunodeficiency virus HIV transmission among sexually active teenagers and young adults is a major public health concern. The young adults, of whom were sexually active, completed anonymous page questionnaires assessing sexual behavior, HIV-related risk reduction, and their experiences with deception when dating. We found that sizable percentages of the men and women who were sexually experienced reported having told a lie in order to have sex. Men reported telling lies significantly more frequently than women Table 1.
The dilemma: You own a revolver. You want to load it for protection, but you also want it unloaded for safety. The solution: Load only one round, then spin the cylinder.