The study explains that, "non-consensual condom removal during sexual intercourse exposes victims to physical risks of pregnancy and disease and, interviews make it clear, is experienced by many as a grave violation of dignity and autonomy."
One horrifying find that Alexandra found during her study was that many online communities describe stealthing as a male "right", and it even allows men to share tips and advice. Wow.
She spoke to HuffPost, and explained that she was inspired to study it in 2013 when she saw how many of her female friends were "struggling with forms of mistreatment by sexual partners that weren't considered part of the recognised repertoire of gender based violence - but that seemed rooted in the same misogyny and lack of respect."
A victim of the study explained the incident they experienced as, "rape-adjacent."
In January, a Swiss court decided that a 47-year-old man who removed a condom without consent during sex was indeed guilty of rape.
There may be consent of sex, but if damage or removal of the condom happens without their partners knowledge, it is sexual assault.
It's a sickening discovery, but bringing light to the situation can only call for more laws against it.
It's important to note that it is not only men who are practicing "stealthing," as women do it too, which is as well, considered to be rape.
If you, or anyone you know have experienced sexual violence and need support, please contact Lifeline at 13 11 14 or visit their site here.