When sex turns violent

Sometimes you can get into a situation when the person puts pressure on you to have sex when you don’t want to. There are lots of different ways this can happen. It can begin with talking about it (sexual harassment) to actually forcing you to have sex (this is forced sex or rape).

Here are some examples:

  • A boyfriend/girlfriend nags, blackmails or threatens to break up with you if you don't have sex with him.
  • A teacher offers you good marks if you have sex with them.
  • An older friend offers to give you money or gifts but they want sex in return.
  • A boyfriend may not stop when you ask him to stop.
  • Someone may say dirty or sexual things and may touch you, or themselves (sexual harassment).
  • Someone may text you sexy messages or pictures.
  • A friend may try and get you drunk, or offer you drugs, and then try to have sex with you.

No matter what their relationship is with you. It’s your right to say NO. Here’s how:

  • Be direct and strong
  • Stand square and tall
  • Look the person in the eye
  • Walk away

If it feels wrong, it probably is wrong!

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