Rape is when someone has sex with you without your consent.
Putting a penis in your mouth, vagina or bum
Giving consent to have sex means understanding, choosing and agreeing to have sex with another person
Sexual assault is when someone touches you in a sexual way without your consent.
Touching you somewhere that is normally covered by your underwear (penis, vagina, breasts, testicles or bum) either inside or outside of your clothes.
There are other sexual offences apart from rape and sexual assault that are also against the law.
This includes making you do any of the following when you do not want to (without your consent):
Making you look at pictures of people who are undressed
Making you watch pornography (videos of people having sex)
Making you show them parts of your body that are normally covered by your underwear (penis, vagina, breasts, testicles or bum)
Making you touch or look at parts of their body that are normally covered by their underwear (penis, vagina, breasts, testicles or bum)
Taking photos of you or making videos of you when you are not dressed.
People who have been sexually abused can feel different types of emotions.
You may feel upset, angry or embarrassed, or you might not feel any emotion at all.
Everyone will react in their own way. No matter how you feel, it is completely normal.
An abuser is someone who does something to hurt you like the things listed in this section.
If someone sexually abuses you, they have broken the law. They have committed a sexual crime.
If something has happened to you and you aren’t sure if it is a sexual crime, you can still talk to the police.
You can also tell someone that you trust and they can give you support to talk to the police.