FACT: Most people who have been raped or sexually assaulted tell the truth. In fact most people do not tell anyone that they have been raped because they feel too ashamed and scared.Estimates suggest around 8-10% of all rape complaints are false, but there is no evidence to suggest there aremore false rape allegations than false […]
FACT: It’s simple – if two people want to have sex with each other it should be something that they both agree and consent to.
FACT: This is not true. Just because two people have had sex before it does not mean that consent is not needed the next time they have sex.
FACT: Drugs and alcohol are never the cause of rape or sexual assault. It is the attacker who is committing the crime not the drugs and/or alcohol.
FACT:This is not true. Rapists often use emotional pressure and manipulative techniques to intimidate and pressure their victims into sex, rather than physical force.
FACT: The majority of rapes are committed by people who know and trust each other. They could be friends, partners, family members or know each other from school, college or work.
FACT: Someone doesn’t have to say the word NO to withhold permission. There are lots of ways they might say they don’t want to have sex. Many people find it hard to say anything, and will show through their body language that they don’t want to.
FACT: Rape is never the victim’s fault. People who are assaulted can be of any age, sex, religion, come from any culture or background and be gay, straight or bisexual.
FACT: While many more girls are raped and abused than boys, you’d be surprised how many boys it happens to as well. 1 in 6 boys will experience sexual abuse. And nobody thinks they’re any less manly because of it. For many boys you may have had a physical reaction to the experience (erection or ejaculation). […]