What is Sexual Assault/Abuse/Rape?
Sexual assault or abuse is when someone makes you do something sexual when you don’t want to. Some examples of sexual assault or abuse are:
- Unwanted kissing or touching
- Unwanted rough or violent sexual activity
- Someone putting their fingers, their penis or other object into your body
- Refusing to use condoms or restricting someones access to contraception
- Keeping someone from protecting themselves from sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
- Sexual contact with someone who is very drunk, drugged, unconscious or otherwise unable to give a clear and informed ‘yes’ or ‘no’
- Threatening someone into unwanted sexual activity
- Repeatedly pressuring someone to have sex or perform sexual acts
- Repeatedly using sexual insults toward someone
- Someone showing you pictures of people having sex, someone showing you their body or making you show them your body
Whether the accused is a stranger, acquaintance, spouse, or friend is irrelevant.
SEXUAL CONTACT OR BEHAVIOUR THAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DON’T WANT IT IS NEVER OK.