A 31-year-old man has been jailed for three and a half years for the rape of a woman he was dating.
The Central Criminal Court heard the woman had told the man she was not interested in sex without a condom but that he had penetrated her. The man stopped after she told him that he was raping her.
So a sheath of Latex 0.08mm thick is enough to protect you from having a criminal record, career destroyed, and be on the sex offenders register.
Note Julian Assange was retrospectively prosecuted in Sweden for rape by having consensual sex without a condom.
Prior knowledge of sex without a condom means consent withdrawn. It equals rape in this country.
Where is this going to lead?
Mr Justice Butler noted the woman in her victim impact statement indicated she was in fear of the accused and afraid of him coming at her with a knife or sledgehammer. He said there had been no suggestion of any such violence or any violence at all other than the rape.
Which implies that rape is somewhat elastic in definition. It depends on how the woman feels afterwards. If she "feels violated" emotionally - it's rape and the once upstanding gentleman is going to prison.
Many women wouldn't feel violated in the above situation. They would just say stop and that would be that. They would go on to have a normal relationship with the male partner when boundaries are understood. And not having a man end up in prison.
Later on in the discussion some posters do not like that I broke it down as follows:
Sex without using prior agreed contraceptive device amounts to rape.