Posts Tagged ‘frotteurism’

Diagnosing Groping: New Frotteur Rules Require Three Nonconsensual Rubs

Yesterday, the American Psychological Association released a set of proposed revisions to its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder, the document that sets guidelines for psychiatric diagnoses. One diagnosis going under the APA's microscope this year: "frotteurism," a condition marked by the "recurrent and intense sexual fantasies, sexual urges, or sexual behaviors involving touching or [...]

“I Just Wanted Him to Finish And Leave”: Why Some Groping Victims Stay Silent

It used to be that Jessica Graves was always up for a dance party. So when she headed out to Dupont Circle gay bar Cobalt one night in 2006, Graves and a male friend hit the crowded dance floor hard. “We were being kind of raunchy,” she says. “When we go out, my friend says [...]