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6 Jul 2024

Saturday 6th July, 2024: New Safety Concerns: Sex and Choking, Leah Sharman, School of Psychology, Uni of Queensland Strangulation During Sex

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Saturday 6th July, 2024: New Safety Concerns: Sex and Choking, Leah Sharman, School of Psychology, Uni of Queensland Strangulation During Sex

Macca and Nevena talk to Leah Sharman, School of Psychology, Uni of Queensland Strangulation During Sex

In Australia, strangulation has been explicitly criminalized in all states and territories. However, it continues to be a “normalized” sexual practice despite its potentially fatal consequences and associated short and long-term sequelae.

The statistics are striking – 60% of respondents under 35 had been choked at least once. Also, the report mentions trans and gender diverse folks in it, 78% of TGD respondents had said they have reported being strangled – is social media a contributing factor in the alarming increase?

What does the research suggest about links to domestic violence?

How has this informed the new “Breathless” campaign?

 

https://www.theguardian.com/society/article/2024/jul/02/risk-of-serious-injury-as-strangling-during-sex-becomes-normalised-among-young-australians

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