How do you define rape, sexual, and sexual assault?
Sometimes definitions of sexual violence can seem confusing and exclusive. Remember that if you have been a victim of ANY type of sexual violence, you belong here even if you're not sure how to define what happened. If you'd like to share your survivor story, or want peer support and advice, please consider joining the rape and sexual abuse survivor message board and chat room.
- What is Rape?
The exact definition of "rape" differs from state-to-state within the U.S. and by country internationally. Learn more...
- What is Sexual Abuse?
Sexual abuse is any sort of non-consensual sexual contact. Sexual abuse can happen to men or women of any age. Learn more...
- What is Sexual Assault?
Sexual assault is defined as any sexual activity involving a person who does not or cannot (due to alcohol, drugs, or some sort of incapacitation) consent. Learn more...
Pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
- Kahlil Gibran