25/04/2017 07:47 BST | Updated 26/04/2017 10:50 BST

Stealthing: What You Need To Know About This Sex Practice That Is Illegal In The U.K.

Every week there is a new trend in the bedroom that we haven't encountered before, and with the growing prevalence of the digital world entering our sex lives, things are evolving ever faster.

But every now and then we encounter a 'trend' which isn't just about having fun for both parties, but is a worrying insight to the ongoing problem of assault and non-consensual intercourse, such as the newest phenomenon: 'stealthing'.

What is stealthing?

To put it bluntly, stealthing is the practice of a man removing a condom during sexual intercourse, without explicitly requesting permission from his sexual partner to do so.

Durex 'Sex & Relationships expert' Alix Fox told HuffPost UK: "In addition to the word being used to describe a man surreptitiously removing a condom during vaginal intercourse, when a woman has explicitly consented only to having protected sex, I have interviewed gay guys who've been 'stealthed' whilst receiving anal sex."