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Physical attacks by the abuser is often accompanied by, or culminates in, sexual violence wherein the woman is forced to have sexual intercourse with her abuser under stressful conditions; she may be the subject of sexual taunts or be forced to take part in unwanted sexual activity.

 

Examples of these tactics are:

  • Sexual jokes at partner's expense
  • Demeaning remarks toward partner's sex
  • Name calling, demeaning sexual labels
  • Criticizing, demeaning, questioning partner's sexuality
  • Ignoring partner's sexual needs and desires
  • Demanding monogamy from partner while insisting on freedom for self
  • Jealousy, accusing partner of seeking sexual relationships with others
  • Accusing partner of having sexual affairs
  • Accusing partner of sexual affairs with close family or friends
  • Forcing partner to perform what she considers to be humiliating sexual acts
  • Unwanted, forced touching
  • Labeling sexual abuse as consensual behavior
  • Forcing partner to view or engage in pornography
  • Use of threats to demand and receive sex
  • Forced sexual acts
  • Coercion/ demanding sex immediately following pregnancy, childbirth, surgery even
    if medically inadvisable
  • Rape, forced sex, sexual relations against partner's will