Have you ever made up a fact about yourself to impress someone, hoping things will go really well and you’ll get lucky tonight? Misrepresented your income or achievements? Flirted under an assumed identity intending to score? And if you were successful, was it rape?
According to The Supreme Judicial Court and current Massachusetts law, sex by fraud or deceit does not constitute rape. But where does the “puffery” that many people would agree does not amount to a sexual assault cross the line into an act so morally offensive it should constitute a crime?