7 Scary Facts About Sexual Assault That You Didn’t Know

Sexual assault is serious. It’s scary and upsetting and, honestly, it doesn’t get talked about as often as it should. It happens to so many people, and if it’s not openly spoken about, they can feel like they are all alone. But before we get into all of the scary things about sexual assault, we should address what sexual assault actually is. Sexual assault can involve anything from being touched in an appropriate way to being penetrated without consent. It is traumatic for the victim and, unfortunately, it happens more often than you would think. People are often silenced or victim blamed when they talk about their scary experiences, which is why so many people keep it to themselves. It’s awful that society works this way.

Sexual assault and violence is a tough thing to discuss, but it’s imperative for everyone to know the facts so that we as society can work to combat them, even if they’re scary to think about. Some of them are super upsetting, so proceed with caution. Take a look at some of these things you need to know about sexual assault, and if you have any more questions or concerns, be sure to check out RAINN, the Rape Abuse and Incest National Network.

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