sexual assault on women

The term sexual abuse is called a variety of other terms throughout the world. Sexual abuse is also referred to sexual assault, rape, molestation, sexual violence, a sex crime, and more. Sexual abuse also has a variety of definitions. In simpler terms, sexual abuse is any unwanted sexual contacts, remarks, and additional behaviours that are unwanted or non-consensual. The victim is either unable to give consent, is convinced by the perpetrator that it is normal, and is non-consenting but ignored.

Sexual abuse involves a variety of actions that are committed against a person; as stated above, these are unwanted and non-consensual. Some examples of sexual abuse include unwanted sexual touching (breast, vagina, penis, anus), unwanted and derogatory comments, making the victim watch masturbation, and more. Other examples include forcing intercourse, making you look at sexual pictures or videos, purposely passing sexually transmitted diseases and infections to victims, and using objects and items against the victim in a sexual manner to cause humiliation or even pain.

 

Who Are The Victims?

 

Victims or sexual abuse are everyday people; they are male and female and young and old. Although sexual abuse is most often committed against women, there are men who do experience. This is often overlooked as many people focus on women being the main victims of any sex crime such as sexual abuse, rape, or sexual assault. In the United State of America, 1 out of 6 women has been a victim of a completed or attempted act of sexual abuse/assault. For males, 1 out of 33 women experience victimization. As stated above, sexual abuse and assault can happen to those who are both young and old, but sexual abuse is most common towards younger females. Females whose ages range from 12-34 are at the highest risk of victimization based on statistic, and first aged 16 to 19 are much more likely to be victims than the general population. Although there is no definitive reason for this, it is said that it can be due to

As stated above, sexual abuse and assault can happen to those who are both young and old, but sexual abuse is most common towards younger females. Females whose ages range from 12-34 are at the highest risk of victimization based on statistic, and first aged 16 to 19 are much more likely to be victims than the general population. Although there is no definitive reason for this, it is said that it can be due to ability to easily overpower them and gain their trust.

 

Who Are The Perpetrators?

 

Those who commit these sexual acts against individuals can also be anybody – just like the victims. They can be male or female and they can be older and younger. The people who commit these sex crimes can be members of authority, parents, siblings, family members, teachers, dentists/doctors, and anyone else. It has been seen in studies that many people who are victimized know who the perpetrator is. There have been many studies done to determine what kind of person commits these crimes, and more often than not, perpetrators were once victims themselves and also have experienced many issues throughout life such as lack of supervision, bad friends, lack of education, and much more.

There have been many studies done to determine what kind of person commits these crimes, and more often than not, perpetrators were once victims themselves and also have experienced many issues throughout life such as lack of supervision, bad friends, lack of education, and much more.

 

What Are The Effects Of Sexual Abuse?

 

Sexual abuse is known to have a variety of negative effects on victims; each person experiences the aftermath of sexual abuse and sexual assault different, but often, it is not a positive experience. Some of the negative effects that sexual abuse has on victims include mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Victims may have flashbacks of their abuse/assault. Another

Another effect includes feelings of shame and guilt, self-blame, self-harm, suicide, fear of intercourse or intimacy for the future, low self-esteem, and much more. Although victims experience all of these negative feelings, emotions, and effects, some may never speak about what they have experienced. This is often associated with fear of the perpetrator retaliating, fear of being judged, fear of the justice system failing them, as well as not wanting to affect any relationships.