Torture from Latin tortus : to twist, to torment is the act of deliberately inflicting severe physical or psychological suffering on someone by another as a punishment or in order to fulfill some desire of the torturer or force some action from the victim. Torture, by definition, is a knowing and intentional act ; deeds which unknowingly or negligently inflict suffering or pain, without a specific intent to do so, are not typically considered torture. Torture has been carried out or sanctioned by individuals, groups, and states throughout history from ancient times to modern day, and forms of torture can vary greatly in duration from only a few minutes to several days or longer.
Police in the Dominican Republic routinely rape, beat, humiliate and verbally abuse women sex workers to exert social control over them and to punish them for transgressing social norms of acceptable femininity and sexuality, said Amnesty International in a new report released today. The criminalized status of sex workers combined with profound machismo, fuels arbitrary detentions by police and enables these grave human rights violations, with impunity. Under international law, such treatment can amount to gender-based torture and other ill-treatment.
Journal of Traumatic Stress. Not much is known about the repressive use of sexuality against political prisoners. It is important to gain a better understanding of the trauma involved in sexual torture for treatment purposes. On the basis of clinical experience with refugees from the Middle East, North Africa, and Latin America, and the collection of mainly unpublished material on the subject, a theory of the psychodynamics of sexual torture is proposed.
Rape is a common form of torture, especially during wartime. Rape of men, women and children has occurred during conflicts across the globe. In the Balkan Wars of the s, Muslim Bosnian women were subjected to systematic rape at the hands of Serb soldiers.
What motivates officials of government security agencies to use sexual torture against political prisoners? This article analyzes a sample of thirty-two rape and sexual torture survivor narratives nineteen female, thirteen maletaken from a larger database of victim narratives of human rights violations under Saddam Hussein's regime. It uses narrative analysis to explore four hypotheses about the causes of rape and sexual torture and presents excerpts from victim narratives to develop our understanding of how and why sexual torture occurs.
Throughout history, the ways women have been tortured at the hands of the men who tried to control them will send a shiver down your spine. Women have been tortured to repress their sexuality, silence their tongues, and conform to standards of beauty. Most of all, women have been tortured to break their spirit and to keep them submissive to the men who feared what a liberated woman might mean for their fragile worldviews.
Sign in. Not Rated min Drama, Horror, War. In World War II Italy, four fascist libertines round up nine adolescent boys and girls and subject them to one hundred and twenty days of physical, mental and sexual torture.
Skip to search form Skip to main content. Sexual torture of men in Croatia and other conflict situations: an open secret. Public awareness of the widespread use of sexual torture as a weapon of war greatly increased after the war in the former Yugoslavia in the early s.
Cock and ball torture CBTpenis torture or dick torture is a sexual activity involving application of pain or constriction to the penis or testicles. This may involve directly painful activities, such as genital piercingwax playgenital spankingsqueezing, ball-busting, genital flogging, urethral playtickle tortureerotic electrostimulation or even kicking. Many of these practices carry significant health risks. The genre is also referred to as ballbusting "bb" for short.