View Full Version : If someone consented to sex while drunk, can they claim rape?
07-05-2012, 02:51 PM
On the fact that "I was drunk and didn't know what I was really getting myself into?"
Assume the other person is sober.
I say no. If you can be held responsible for drunk driving, or if you went out and killed someone while drunk, you are also responsible for the decisions you make regarding sex while you are drunk, as well. Now if you are passed out and someone starts doing what they want to you, yes it is rape, but if you consent while tipsy, you consented, and feeling bad about it the next day is not, in my opinion, grounds to claim rape.
07-05-2012, 02:52 PM
i agree with you.
07-05-2012, 02:53 PM
No, they are just irresponsible.
07-05-2012, 02:55 PM
Many people nowadays put the responsibility onto the sober one, saying "Well, they should have known better and were likely manipulating the other person into things, thinking they can because that person was drunk." No. If I was drunk and I didn't want to have sex, I would still be fully capable of saying no if I meant no, and I have done it as a matter of fact.
07-05-2012, 02:58 PM
People should be held accountable for whatever idiotic acts they may conjure up during self-induced intoxication.
07-05-2012, 03:01 PM
Keep in mind my question involves explicit consent while drunk.. so the question is, is drunk consent still consent.
Obviously if you start coming onto someone who is too drunk to know what is going on, they are incapacitated and it would be rape if you continued.
07-05-2012, 03:08 PM
You shouldn't get drunk to begin with if it takes away your judgement. My opinion remains the same.
07-06-2012, 12:28 PM
I disagree: a drunk person cannot consent and in the Netherlands it is actually punishable.
03-16-2013, 03:39 PM
Honestly, I think, No.
If you are "old enough" to drink, then you are "old enough" to know the side effects and possible outcome of drinking. We all know that being under the influence chances your inhibitions being lowered. I was raised to not put myself in a bad situation. My father always told me "a woman has no business being out passed midnight, because nothing good happens after midnight". It did not make total sense to me when I was younger, but now, I understand completely.
If a woman is drunk and still consents to sex, then that is of no ones fault but her own IMO. I am not saying that the sex should have happened and that perhaps she is being taken advantage of, but if she says yes, then the man she is being active with is not a mind reader (if he is sober then he is in the wrong of taking advantage of someone under the influence).
If a woman is drunk and she is screaming No, then yes that is rape. No means No.
07-03-2013, 04:43 AM
Exactly, that is completely retarded to say otherwise
07-03-2013, 09:13 AM
I would say no UNLESS the person was so drunk they passed out. Even then though it would somewhat be that person's fault. Being drunk just lowers someone's inhibitions. It just makes them more likely to do what they consciously or subconsciously wanted to in the first place. Some people unfortunately regret what they do when drunk and then falsely claim rape...
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