Dating a male rape victim

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It doesn’t matter if you knew the person who raped you — sex without consent is rape. Being married does not give your partner any right to force you into having sex or to have sex with you without your consent.

If this happens, it is still rape and your partner can be prosecuted.

If someone intentionally grabs or touches you in a sexual way that you don't like, or you’re forced to kiss someone or do something else sexual against your will, that’s sexual assault.

This includes sexual touching of any part of someone’s body, and it makes no difference whether you’re wearing clothes or not.

If a man forces you to have penetrative sex, or has sex with you without your consent or agreement, that’s rape.

Rape includes penetration with his penis of the vagina, anus or mouth without consent.

If you don’t have the capacity to give your consent, it cannot be assumed.

You’re allowed to change your mind — if at first you wanted to have sex but then decided against it, that’s ok and no-one has the right to force you to continue.

Consent can never be assumed, even in a relationship or marriage.

If they don’t stop, then what they are doing is sexual assault or rape.

The age of consent in the UK is 16 and a child under the age of 13 cannot legally consent to any sexual activity.

Both men and women can be raped but only men can commit rape.

If someone (male or female) sexually assaults you by penetrating you with another part of their body or another object, this is classed as ‘assault by penetration’ but will be treated similarly to rape if taken to court.

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