Offenders that attack someone that they do not know are often more violent and tend to be repeat offenders.
Incest is sexual contact between persons who are so closely related that their marriage is illegal (e.g., parents and children, uncles/aunts and nieces/nephews, etc.).
The traditional idea that it is impossible for a man to rape his wife/intimate partner and that somehow, in taking our marriage vows we have abdicated any say over our own body and sexuality, basically denies women the right to say “NO,” is still prevalent among married women as much as among men.
If you are concerned about the behavior your child is exhibiting, please seek professional help.
Date or acquaintance rape is a sexual assault committed by a person known to the victim.
Date/acquaintance rape is a problem in all communities.
Anyone can be sexually assaulted regardless of their race, culture, gender, sexual orientation, abilities, or age.
When the assault happens, there can be no doubt as to what is happening: that it is sexual assault.
Stranger sexual assault is a sexual act of violence outside of the victims normal relationships.
This does not necessarily mean that they identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender (GLBT), however, same sex sexual assault does occur in the GLBT community.
Same gender sexual assault is often referred to as “homosexual rape.” This is not very accurate as many sexual assaults involve non-consensual acts other than “rape,” and because the perpetrators of this form of sexual violence are not always homosexual.
Stranger sexual assault almost always involves a certain degree of physical violence.