Rape is when a male forces his penis into the mouth, anus or vagina of another person when that person doesn’t want him to do so; the law calls this ‘without consent’.
The most important bit to remember is that being pressured or forced to have sex when you don’t want to is a crime.
Sexual Assault is a crime that can be committed by both men and women against men or women. Different types of sexual assault include:
- Objects or parts of the body (e.g. a finger) being put into someone’s vagina or anus when that person didn’t want it to happen.
- Someone being touched in a sexual way that makes him or her feel uncomfortable or frightened. This could be through their clothes (like bottom pinching).
- Someone being made to sexually stimulate themselves using their hands or fingers (known as masturbation).
- Any other form of physical closeness that happens without consent is known as sexual assault.It can also include; watching other people having sex, ‘sexting’ (texting sexual images), and forcing involvement in watching or making pornography.