The government of the State of California is now officially in your bedroom.
It is now against the law in California to remove a condom during sex without consent.
Governor Gavin Newsom has signed a new law outlawing what’s called “stealthing.”
This law expands the civil definition of sexual battery, and taking off a condom during sex without the other person’s approval is now considered sexual battery. The law allows victims to sue for punitive damages.
No word on whether that consent needs to be in writing, as getting someone’s verbal consent is not likely to stand up in a court of law.
If there are more than 2 people involved, you may need to get permission from several people.
Newsom says stealthing could expose victims to unwanted pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases.
Unplanned pregnancy is only a concern when a man and a woman are involved.
The bipartisan bill passed with zero “no” votes.
Woman holding a condom.
Photo by Alpha Media Portland OR