House bill to penalize removal of condom during sex as sexual assault

A measure was filed at the House of Representatives seeking to punish the removal of a condom during sexual intercourse, if there was a consensual agreement to use the contraceptive, as sexual assault. Condom-removal during sex is dubbed as “Stealthing.” It is an act where the partner removes the condom during sex without informing his […]

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A measure was filed at the House of Representatives seeking to punish the removal of a condom during sexual intercourse, if there was a consensual agreement to use the contraceptive, as sexual assault.

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Condom-removal during sex is dubbed as “Stealthing.” It is an act where the partner removes the condom during sex without informing his or her sexual partner.

As it is in secret and without consent, taking the condom off during sex leaves the partner possibly victimized during this event as the partner has only consented to sex with a condom on.

Removing of the condom may lead to problems for the partner who was uninformed such as unwanted pregnancy or an STI transmission.

To prevent such events, the House of Representatives seeks penalization of the act of removing the condom during sexual intercourse, if there was a consensual agreement to use the contraceptive, as sexual assault.

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Ako Bicol party-list Representative Alfredo Garbin and Elizaldy Co moved to refine the description of sexual assault in House Bill 3957 with the act of “stealthing.”

Under the measure, stealthing during sexual intercourses involves the removal of any protective device without informing their partner, tampering or damaging any protective device, or intentionally infecting or impregnating the sexual partner through the said acts.

Garbin said that this involves any person regardless of sexual orientation, gender identification or expression to file sexual assault charges against the person who violated them.


If found guilty with the acts of “stealthing,” individuals will be punished with jail time of 12 years of time and one day to 14 years and eight months with a fine of not less than P100,000 but not more than P500,000.

If the victim was impregnated or was given a sexually transmitted diseased, individuals found guilty will be punished with jail time of 17 years and 4 months to 20 years with a fine of not less than P200,000 but not more than P700,000.

If a violator intended to infect or impregnate their partner with the acts of “stealthing,” individuals will be punished with jail time of 20 years and 1 day to 40 years with a fine of not less than P1 million but not more than P5 million.

If the victim withdraws consent after knowing that the partner is engaging in the act of “stealthing,” but the partner (violator) carries on with the sexual act, the latter would be liable for rape.


“Even if the victim is not a woman, the victim can avail of protection and remedies provided by the law on rape and sexual assault,” Garbin said.

In hopes of House Bill 3957 becoming law, Garbin states that he intends this law would “lead to fewer cases of sexual assault involving sexually-transmitted diseases and help in the war against HIV-AIDS.”

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