The information here may help you learn more about rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment and consent.
What is rape?
Rape is when someone has sex with a person without their consent and does not reasonably believe that the person consents. Most rape victims are women, but men can be victims too.
What is sexual assault?
Sexual assault can cover a wide range of circumstances, but in the main it concerns the touching of a person by another, with a sexual motive.
What is sexual harassment?
Sexual harassment is unwanted attention or unwanted 'sexting' (sending sexual messages and images). It can also include being coerced into watching or being involved in pornography, being subject to sexual bullying, or the victim of 'revenge porn'.
Any of the above crimes can be committed by a stranger, but it's more likely to be someone you know.
What is 'consent'?
A person consents if he or she agrees by choice, and has the freedom and capacity to make that choice.
Watch this short video explaining sex without consent is rape - it's as simple as tea.
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