Actually… the definition of the word includes coercion/manipulation.
“Sexual assault is an act in which a person sexually touches another person without that person’s consent, or coerces or physically forces a person to engage in a sexual act against their will.”
I didn’t say USING birth control is sexual assault. I do think a culture in which someone can manipulate us and we think: Well, I can’t get pregnant so I may as well take the risk… is dangerous and opens us up to being harmed.
No sterile sex = people making smarter decisions and not being manipulated as easily.
PS: I’ve known countless young women who have had sex with their partners because they feared their partner would leave otherwise. That, to me, falls under coercion. It’s emotional manipulation. And yes, I think these girls would find a way to say no if there was a real fear of pregnancy and consequences. I think they cave because they think: Well… we can’t get pregnant so…