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    Getting Off When You’ve Gone In Down Under

    This is going to hurt. There’s a booming BDSM scene behind the walls of Australia’s prisons. Severely injured inmates often report self-harm to avoid admitting to consensual rough sex. Researchers from the University of New South Wales also found that of inmates’ sexual encounters, only 2.5 percent were nonconsensual. Plus, Australian men enjoy a more active sex life behind bars, the study found, than their counterparts on the outside.

    What’s the takeaway? Such research could alter long-standing grim assumptions of prison sexual violence — if the results can be replicated.

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