Is This Abuse?

Unwanted pressure to have sex, being given drugs and/or alcohol that lessen your ability to consent to sex, and unwelcome touching of your body in a sexual manner are all types of sexual abuse. The current age of sexual consent is 16.

Rape and sexual assault aren’t limited to unwelcome sexual contact between a man and a woman – anyone can perpetrate or be the victim of sexual crime. It is never your fault if someone has abused you or pressured you into sex.  If you feel that you have experienced sexual abuse at any point in your life, you can seek help from Galop and can report the abuse to the police.

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