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Introduction / Summary (2018): Hello and welcome to our Sexuality pages. While this is not a pornographic site, it is provocative - founded upon what people search on the Internet (which is very interesting!). We then relate this to our biological and cultural evolution.
Sex is obviously important to people - and if you want to improve your sexual relationships then knowing the truth about our human evolution is the best foundation. By opening our minds to a greater diversity of behaviors, this knowledge will help you creatively cultivate healthy pleasurable moral attitudes and sexy smutty relationships (free from religious guilt & cultural myths).
Support an open honest discussion on the truth of our sexual evolution and behaviour. If you support sex positive, moral, informed sexual behaviour please share this knowledge. (These pages have a diverse collection of fascinating information relating to our human sexual evolution so people will appreciate it - see our 'nice letters' page!).
Sincerely, Karene.

"It is not enough to conquer; one must learn to seduce." (Voltaire) - "Desire is the essence of a man." (Spinoza)

Sexual Abuse Education & Prevention
Research Studies & Reports on the Abuse of Children, Women & Men, Harm Minimisation, Law, Harassment, Rape, Pedophilia, Incest

Summary

Sexual abuse is a very sensitive and serious issue in our society. This webpage is a collection of educational articles, research studies and reports about this topic. We believe quality, truthful information (based upon evolution rather than cultural myth and religion) is important for understanding what is sexual abuse, why does it exist and how it can be prevented in the future. Much harm has come to individuals, offenders, society and institutions (such as the Catholic church) from hiding this problem. Being aware and informed (knowing the truth about things) can help to minimise harm and prevent abuse.

Types of abuse discussed in this section are rape, incest, sexual abuse of men, women and children, pedophilia, domestic violence, harassment, prostitution & the slave trade. We also have information on sexual offenders, the law in different countries, age of consent and prevention strategies.

From an evolutionary perspective, it is interesting to consider why a particular abuse has occurred throughout human history and also within the larger animal kingdom e.g. rape. This in no way validates such behaviour, but allows us to understand why it exists so we can minimise harm in the future. Humans have also evolved a moral instinct, of which two central pillars must be Informed Consent, and Do Not Harm Others.

Based upon what people search on the internet, rape is the most significant search with 33,000 /day, ranked top 60. The high interest in children on the internet is best illustrated with 'preteen' (40,000, ranked top 40). Child sexuality is a very controversial subject in our modern society. Laws in most countries state that any sexual relationship with someone under the age of consent (generally 16) is statutory rape and abuse. Most people would appreciate there is a difference between a loving relationship and brutal, forced coercion (but this is quite a controversial view when dealing with children).

We hope the following academic articles and websites help to educate people, may prevent abuse and offer an open, honest dialogue about problems facing our troubled world.
Karene


What is Sexual Abuse?

From the website: 'Sexual abuse refers to forced or coerced sexual behavior, often within a trusting relationship. Victims frequently know their perpetrators. As children cannot consent to sexual contact with adults or older youth, any sexual relations with children are considered abusive.'

Read More: Common Types of Sexual Abuse / Assault


Sexual Abuse & Incest: Information, News & Support

A comprehensive health website with many research articles on sexual abuse and incest. Topics include support and help, incest recovery, child, teen and domestic abuse, rape, healing resources, restraining orders, news, religion, survivor blogs, dissociative identity disorder / multiple personality disorder (a reaction to trauma in early childhood).

https://incestabuse.miningco.com/library/weekly/


Definition of Rape: Occurrence, Fantasy, Moralism

From the website: 'Rape is forced, non-consenting sexual activity. This includes date rape where the force, even it not violent, is still employed. Rape is best described as a paraphilia that involves violent sex.

An especially damaging piece of moralist misunderstanding is the traditional blame placed on the rape victim herself. Many people still believe that raped women "asked for it" or did not exercise enough caution. Rape until the 1970s thrived on prudery, misunderstanding, and silence.

Available studies suggest that men who rape are marked off by significant and striking differences. Most studies have found that convicted rapists exhibiting unusually poor social skills in interacting with members of the opposite sex (Ellis 1989:53).'

Read More: Definition of Rape: Occurrence, Fantasy, Moralism, Prevention


Definition of Sexual Harassment

From the website: 'Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitutes sexual harassment when submission to or rejection of this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual's employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual's work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment.'

Read More: Definition of Sexual Harassment


WomensLaw.org - Legal Information, Resources

From the website: 'WomensLaw.org provides easy to understand legal information to women living with or escaping domestic violence. The information on this website is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. By reaching out through the Internet, we empower women and girls to lead independent lives, free from abuse.'

Read More: WomensLaw.org - Domestic Violence Legal Information, Support & Resources


Stalking Laws & Information: Report to Congress

From the report: 'Domestic violence is about control, power, and domination. While stalking may be perpetrated by strangers, acquaintances, or current or former intimate partners, stalking is most often committed against women in the domestic violence context. With the growth of the Internet, cyberstalking crimes are increasing.'

Read More: Report to Congress on Stalking: Laws, Information, Cyberstalking


Evolution & Incest

An academic essay from the Center for Evolutionary Psychology, which discusses the work of the Finnish sociologist and anthropologist Edward Westermarck (from the late 19th century).

From the essay: 'Westermarck proposed that a mechanism designed to cause the development of sibling incest avoidance was built into human nature. He hypothesized that, as the product of such a mechanism, children who are reared in close physical proximity during early childhood develop a sexual aversion toward one another later in adulthood (Westermarck, 1891/1921).'

Read More: The Evolution of Human Incest Avoidance Mechanisms: an Evolutionary Psychological Approach


Antisexuality & Child Sexual Abuse

From the essay: 'Our current sexual abuse system promotes an antisexual view of human sexuality. This is seen in the depiction of sex as bad in sexual abuse prevention programs, the readiness to define a sexual or affectionate interaction as abusive, the criminalization of childhood sexual behavior, and the genitalization of human sexuality. The consequences of this are likely to be negative for children, adults and society.'

Read More: Antisexuality & Child Sexual Abuse


The Rind, Tromovitch & Bauserman Report: Examining Trauma / Harm in Child Sexual Abuse

Published in June 1998, this academic report created huge controversy as it questions the assumption that victims of sexual abuse are significantly traumatized.

From the essay: 'Self-reported reactions to and effects from child sexual abuse (CSA) indicated that negative effects were neither pervasive nor typically intense, and that men reacted much less negatively than women. Basic beliefs about CSA in the general population were not supported.'

Read More: The Rind, Tromovitch & Bauserman Report: Examining Trauma / Harm in Child Sexual Abuse


The Stockholm Syndrome: Loving an Abuser

This essay by Joseph M. Carver, (PhD, Clinical Psychologist in practice in Ohio) describes the formation of bonds between victim and abuser. A Stockholm bank hold up in 1973 where the hostages supported their captors, led to the psychological condition known as the 'Stockholm Syndrome'.

However, emotional bonding with captors is not new to psychology. It is recognised in studies of other abusive situations such as child abuse, domestic violence, prisoners of war, cults, incest, controlling relationships.'

Read More: The Stockholm Syndrome: Loving an Abuser


Child Pornography & Abuse of Children Unclear

If someone downloads child pornography onto their computer, is that an indication they're a pedophile, or might become one in the future? That question is gaining the attention of forensic psychiatrists as never before, thanks to recent legislation making possession of Internet child pornography a federal crime.
According to Dr. Charles L. Scott, associate professor of clinical psychiatry, two federally commissioned studies, one in 1970 and 1980, failed to find a strong correlation between viewing erotica and acting out sexually.

Read More: Child Pornography Link to Abuse / Pedophilia is Unclear


Celibacy, Pedophilia and the Church

From the essay: 'Sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests is and has been a problem known to every bishop in America. Many or most of these bishops and their chancery officials have been, unwittingly or not, accomplices of child abusers.

... Celibacy is not the cause of pedophilia. But celibacy as idealized, institutionalized and mandated by the church provides an ideal environment for those men whose sexuality (and personality) development has been arrested at an immature level leading to their inability to establish intimate relations with another adult.'

Read More: Celibacy, Pedophilia and the Church


MySpace and Sex Offenders

From the website: 'In May 2006, Kevin Poulsen began an automated search of MySpace's membership rolls for 385,932 registered sex offenders.

He confirmed 744 sex offenders with MySpace profiles, after an examination of about a third of the data. Of those, 497 are registered for sex crimes against children. At least 243 of the 497 have convictions in 2000 or later.'

Read More: MySpace and Sex Offenders


MySpace Faces Child / Teen Sexual Abuse Law Suits

Social networking giant MySpace are facing four separate lawsuits in the US which allege that site users were victims of sexual abuse.

'Feb. 2007. MySpace have announced victory in a 30 million Texas lawsuit in which it was accused of failing to protect its underage members from sexual abuse.'

Read More: MySpace Faces Teen Sexual Abuse Law Suits


Study of Sexually Aggressive Children

From the website: 'Incidents of young children displaying sexually aggressive behavior towards others appear to be on the increase, and exposure to online pornography is a key factor, according to a study in Australia.

The report differentiates between sexual behavior in children regarded as normal and developmentally appropriate - the 'you show me yours and I'll show you mine' kind of games - and activity that was aggressive, secretive, coercive and usually involved an age difference between the perpetrator and victim.'

Read More: Sexually Aggressive Children: Abusive Backgrounds, Exposure to Online Pornography


A Safe Internet: Education & Protection of Children

From the website: 'The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children found that one in five children age 10-17 who regularly use the Internet have received a sexual solicitation while online. One in four were unwillingly exposed to images of naked people or people having sex.
The National Coalition for the Protection of Children & Families believes it is important for people to be educated on Internet safety issues and ways to deal with inappropriate content and contact. Education and parental involvement is vital, but use of technology to monitor, block or filter content is extremely helpful.'

Read More: A Safe Internet: Education & Protection of Children, Pornography Filter Software & Tips for Parents



 



Analyse any human emotion, no matter how far it may be removed from the sphere of sex, and you are sure to discover somewhere the primal impulse, to which life owes its perpetuation.Analyse any human emotion, no matter how far it may be removed from the sphere of sex, and you are sure to discover somewhere the primal impulse, to which life owes its perpetuation. ... The primitive stages can always be re-established; the primitive mind is, in the fullest meaning of the word, imperishable. ... Mans most disagreeable habits and idiosyncrasies, his deceit, his cowardice, his lack of reverence, are engendered by his incomplete adjustment to a complicated civilisation. It is the result of the conflict between our instincts and our culture. (Sigmund Freud)





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