Can what I've already experience be related to a sexual assault?
Was it really an assault?
— Yes. It is an invading gesture of your body that happens without your consent. That's why it's a sexual assault.
— Yes. It is a sexual assault because as a child, you don't have the capacity to give your consent. Your cousin emotionally manipulated you to take power over you to obtain sexual favors.
— Yes. It's a kind of exhibitionism and it leaves marks to the person that receives them. It's made without your willingness, so without your consent.
— Yes. It's a sexual assault because it's an adult in authority taking advantage of a child by imposing sexual gestures.
— Yes. If you don't freely give your consent or when you desire it, it's a sexual assault. No one can ask another person to have sex with him or her, without the other person's consent. Not even the boyfriend.
— Yes, it's sexual harassment. This type of aggression undermines the dignity but also the physical and psychological integrity. It is a form of intimidation and abuse of power that involves repetitive violence.
The evidence presented in this section are fictitious, but real.
Sometimes, I feel like it doesn't matter because:
There wasn't any penetration.
There weren't any violent gestures or threats.
At the beginning, I gave my consent.
I was drunk.
I had feelings for that person.
The consent is the voluntary agreement of the person.
It is valid only if it is given freely.
— If someone touches you without your consent in places like you breast, you thighs, your bottom, your penis, your vulva and your anus, it's a sexual assault.
— If someone masturbates you, does fellatio, oral sex or asks you to do it to them or to someone else, without your consent, it's a sexual assault.
— If someone forces you to make or watch pornographic material without your consent, it's a sexual assault.
— If you repeatedly receive insistent looks, sexually connoted words or gestures that make you uncomfortable, it's a sexual assault.
— If it happened when you were a child, a child cannot consent to a sexual act.