Sexual Abuse

Any situation in which you are forced to participate in unwanted, unsafe, or degrading sexual activity is sexual abuse. Forced sex, even by a spouse or intimate partner with whom you also have consensual sex, is an act of aggression and violence. 1

Sexual assault is an assault of a sexual nature on another person, or any sexual act committed without consent. Sexual assault is a crime motivated by a need to control, humiliate and harm. Perpetrators use sexual assault as a weapon to hurt and dominate others.2

1. http://www.helpguide.org/articles/abuse/domestic-violence-and-abuse.htm

2.http://nomore.org/toolbox/definition-dvsa/