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Do you think sexual assault happens primarily between strangers? In fact, in 70 percent of cases, the rapist is someone the victim knows – and in almost one in five sexual assaults, the assailant is in an intimate relationship with the victim.
Sexual assault and sexual abuse take place within intimate relationships, and are often a result of an abusive person believing he or she has the right to control his or her partner’s sexuality. We know that sexual abuse does not always include physical force. Sometimes a person participates in sexual acts that they do not want to because they fear what will happen if they say “no.”
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Are you wondering if what you have experienced is abusive? Take our quiz.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Part of a healthy relationship is knowing that your partner respects your sexual choices. We believe your sexuality should be a place of safety, not of fear.
A few good resources to check out…