LWA

Sexual abuse and rape in marriage

Sexual abuse includes rape, forced sexual acts and sexual degradation.  Any sexual act that involves force (including emotional blackmail) is abuse - this includes pestering, name calling and threatening to get sex from ‘elsewhere’ in order to manipulate someone who does not want to have sex at that time into having sex.  Sexually abusive relationships can include being forced to watch pornography as well as being forced into having sex with the perpetrator's friends or into prostitution.

Often people will question if it is rape if the couple are married’? The answer is always yes. Rape is rape whether or not it is within a marriage.  Rape and sexual abusive relationships are criminal regardless of the relationship between the perpetrator and the victim.  

If you think you are experiencing sexual abuse please seek help - GET HELP NOW.

If you are worried that you are sexually abusing someone please seek help - ADVICE FOR PERPETRATORS.