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Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse is unwanted sexual activity forced on another person.

Sexual Abuse

The person uses force, threats, or takes advantage of someone unable to give consent to sexual acts.

Does your partner match any of the following descriptions of a sexual abuser?

  • Views women/men as objects and believes in rigid gender roles
  • Accuses you of cheating or is often jealous of your outside relationships
  • Wants you to dress in a sexual way
  • Insults you in sexual ways or calls you sexual names
  • Has ever forced or manipulated you into to having sex or performing sexual acts
  • Held you down against your will during sex
  • Demanded sex when you were sick, tired, or after beating you
  • Hurt or humiliated you with weapons or unwanted objects during sex
  • Involved other people in sexual activities with you
  • Ignored your feelings regarding sex
  • Refused to use protection or practice safe sex with you
  • Caused pain on purpose during sex or sexual acts
  • Committed rape against you

Call Day One to talk about any of your concerns about your relationship. Advocates in the Day One Network can help you develop a safety plan and give you options or let you know about other support and counseling services available for yourself or for your children.

Get the Support You May Be Seeking

Call the Minnesota Day One Crisis Hotline number 1.866.223.1111.