Types of Sexual Assault

Sexual assaults can take many different forms. It involves sexual behaviors or contact you didn’t consent to. Some examples are:

Rape or attempted rape

Unwanted touching, groping, or fondling

Forced penetration or sodomy

Sexual coercion (guilting, shaming, or threatening someone to have sex)

Sexual behavior or abuse involving children


Marital rape

Sexual assault facilitated by drugs

Sexual assault involving multiple perpetrators (gang-rape)

Prison rape

Elderly sexual assault

Sexual assault isn’t always physical. Here are some examples of non-physical forms of sexual assault:


Sexual harassment


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