Nollywood actress, Victoria Inyama, has stated that marital rape is possible, adding that it is something she has seen happen.
Over the weekend, Anita Joseph, faulted statement made by some married women that their husbands raped them when they weren’t in the mood for sex.
In a video she made with her hubby, the actress opined that a woman’s body is the food of her husband and should be ready for him whenever he needs to ”feed from it.” She says the only time she would frown at a husband is when he assaults his wife just to have sex with her.
The actress who got married to her hubby in February this year, believes it is wrong for women to tell their husbands they aren’t in the mood for sex. According to her, when a wife is not in the mood, she should just open her body and when her husband penetrates her, she will eventually get into the mood for sex.
Reacting to Anita’s video, Victoria Inyama said there indeed is a thing called Marital rape and that many married women have experienced and are still experiencing it. She said sex even in marriage should be with consent. She argued that forcefully having sex with a spouse is another act of domestic violence. She said;
“Can a husband rape? Yes a husband can rape his spouse. It depends. Let me define it. Marital rape or spousal rape is the act of sexual intercourse with ones spouse without the spouse’s consent. The lack of consent is essential here because it does not need to involve physical violence. Marital rape is a form of domestic violence and sexual abuse.
Husbands can rape wife. I do not know about wife raping a husband. The most important thing is consent is needed. A lot of women constantly raped in their marriage. They are so ashamed to even talk about it. I have experienced it and I am learning about it. The trauma and the damage it causes is beyond your understanding.”