You are a victim of rape if someone had sex with you against your will or without your knowledge. This includes when someone forces you to perform oral sex on them or performs oral sex on you without your permission.
It is important to remember that, any physical act that someone forces you to do is wrong including kissing and any touching while naked or of any sexual part. If someone forced you to do anything physical or sexual that you didn’t agree to, you should definitely talk to an adult you trust, and you can report this to the police.
Dealing with questions of rape or any forced physical activity can feel very scary and overwhelming. You can always call 1-855-201-2121 if you need someone to talk to.
Being a victim of rape is scary and hard no matter what. It is up to you to decide what to do after being raped, but it is strongly recommended that you call 9-1-1 right away, before you do anything. It is extremely important that you:
In addition to calling the police and visiting the hospital, it is important for you to seek out people that will provide you with emotional support after you are raped. You can talk to family, friends, teachers, counselors, or anyone you trust about your experience.
You can call your local rape crisis center which provides individual and group support for people whether you were raped today or a long time ago. To find a rape crisis center in your area visit:
Rape can be very overwhelming and scary. You might be confused about who to talk to and what to do next. We are always available at 1-855-201-2121 to talk.
“Date rape” is rape committed by a person the victim knows. Date rape is still rape, and it is against the law.
The question is: Did you voluntarily and freely agree to have sex with someone? Did that person know for sure you agreed? To put this another way: did you want to have sex with the person, and were you in a position where the person did not have power over you because of alcohol, age, or authority? Did you know at all times what you were doing?
Here are things that make sex not voluntary:
It’s important to listen to your feelings and trust your gut. If you were in a physical or sexual situation that makes you feel scared, confused, or sad, it is important to talk to an adult you trust. You can always call 1-855-201-2121 to talk.