Nobody, whoever they are, has the right to do something to you, pressure you or make you do something sexual that you don’t want to do. That includes strangers but also people who you know, people in your family or someone you might be in a relationship with.
You have the right to choose what you do and don’t do sexually. This is called consent. If you don’t consent or can’t consent to sex or any kind of sexual activity, that is not ok.
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If something is happening to you now, has happened recently or happened a long time ago, there are people who can support you.
There is never ever any excuse for sexual violence or abuse.
If you live in Torbay you can talk to someone about what’s happened to you at the Sexual Assault Referral Centre. First Light provide Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVAs) who support people who have experienced sexual violence or rape. There is more information on their leaflet which you can download. You can also contact Devon Rape Crisis & Sexual Abuse Services for information and advice.