Sexual assault (SA) happens when someone forces you to do something sexual when you don’t want to. Like domestic violence, it can happen to anyone regardless of gender identity, race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or hearing status/identity. It can happen within a couple that’s dating, a long-term relationship, a marriage, between friends, between family members, or between people that don’t know each other.
SA may happen when he/she:
- Touches your private parts (breasts, penis, vagina, butt).
- Makes you touch his/her private parts.
- Puts his penis or other foreign object(s) into your mouth, vagina, or anus.
- Makes jokes and cruel comments about your body.
It is not your fault.
There are different types of sexual assault:
- Acquaintance Rape
- Date Rape
No matter what type of sexual assault happened, it is against the law.