Sex is the prison for women in Afghanistan and invisible trauma refers to sex trauma which is nothing more than cultural trauma, perpetuated in a normative figure. The stigmatic interpretation of sex in Afghanistan over sensitizes forced sex and marital rape, extensively practiced in Afghanistan mainly in forms of forced marriage. This article focuses on how tabooed and stigmatic conception of sex in Afghanistan harshly victimizes the individuals, involved in forced sex and marital rape. The basis of both stigmatic sex perception and forced marriage are rooted in collective believes.  Hence this article, on the basis of secondary data, tends to describe the contradictory cultural foundations of forced marriage and tabooed sex perception which sensitize forced sex including marital rape and causes severely traumatic consequences for the victims in Afghanistan.

Keywords: Tabooed Sex Perception; Forced Sex; Marital Rape; Trauma

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