Sexual abuse is any sort of non-consensual sexual contact, including rape. Sexual abuse can happen to men or women of any age. Sexual abuse by an intimate partner can include derogatory name calling, refusal to use contraception, deliberately causing unwanted physical pain during sex, deliberately passing on sexual diseases or infections and using objects, toys, or other items, without consent and in order to cause pain or humiliation. For many victims of abuse it is very difficult to refuse sexual contact since this might lead to negative consequences. Women we talked to had experienced rape and other forms of unwanted sexual behaviour, as well as name-calling.
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Abuse in Intimate Relationships
Sexual abuse is sexual behavior or a sexual act forced upon a woman, man or child without their consent. Sexual abuse includes abuse of a woman, man or child by a man, woman or child. Sexual abuse is an act of violence which the attacker uses against someone they perceive as weaker than them. It does not come from an uncontrollable sex drive, but is a crime committed deliberately with the goal of controlling and humiliating the victim. Most victims of sexual violence are women — a fact that reflects their social stance even today, in the 21st century, as inferior to men.
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Sexual abuse , also referred to as molestation , is abusive sexual behavior by one person upon another. It is often perpetrated using force or by taking advantage of another. The offender is referred to as a sexual abuser or often pejoratively molester.