What is Sexual Assault?
Sexual Assault is any unwanted sexual contact or behavior that happens with your consent, making you feel uncomfortable, threatened or scared.
Types of Sexual Assault:
- Attempted Rape
- Sexual Child Abuse
- Human Trafficking
- Sexual Harassment
- Elder Sexual Abuse
- Any other unwanted sexual contact
Of victims are acquainted with their assaulter
Of college victims don’t tell anyone they were assaulted
Of victims are under the age of 30
Of rapes and sexual assaults are NOT reported
Children are victims of sexual assault each year
1 in 3 females
1 in 6 males
47% of Transgender people are sexually assaulted
Myths About Sexual Assault
Only Rape Counts as Sexual Assault
Only Women can be Sexually Assaulted
Most Rapists are Strangers
Certain Behaviors/Appearances Make it OK
Attractive People are More Likely to be Assaulted
It Happens Mostly in Dark, Isolated Places
Signs of Sexual Assault
- Unwanted touching
- Rape: actual or attempted unwanted vaginal, oral, anal penetration by an object or body part
- Forcing or manipulating you into doing unwanted, painful or degrading acts during intercourse.
- Taking advantage of you while you’re drunk or otherwise not likely to give consent.
- Denying you contraception or protection against sexually transmitted diseases.
- Taking any kind of sexual pictures or film of you without your consent.
- Forcing you to perform sexual acts on film or in person for money.
- Threatening to break up with you if you refuse sex.
What to do if you have been Sexually Assaulted?
- Ensure that you’re safe
- Talk to someone
- Get confidential help
- Get medical help
- Consider contacting the police
- Trust yourself
- Know your legal rights