Types of Sexual Abuse
Sexual abuse (also called sexual assault or sexual violence) is unacceptable. The long-lasting effects of these heinous crimes can affect everyone differently. We're here to raise awareness and give survivors a supportive place to turn. Read on to review the different types of sexual abuse and the impact it can have.
Sexual abuse is a highly traumatic experience that can occur in various contexts, including within relationships, families, institutions, or by strangers. Talking about sexual abuse builds awareness and helps survivors know where — and how — to get the help they need.
Due to the complex nature of sexual abuse, it may take a long time before some survivors discover or learn that they were abused. If you are wondering whether a sexual encounter or behavior was sexual abuse, read on to learn more.