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Types of rape

  • Stranger rape
    -Blitz Sexual Assault
    -Contact Sexual Assault
    -Home Invasion Sexual Assault
  • Statutory rape
  • Child sexual abuse and incest
  • Acquaintance or "date" rape
  • Spousal rape or partner rape
  • Gang rape
  • Drug facilitated rape
  • Communicative or verbal / Virtual reality rape and abuse (such as A Rape in Cyber Space- graphic)
  • Forcible touching - Intentionally and for no legitimate purpose forcibly touch the sexual or other intimate parts of another for the purpose of degrading or abusing their victim or gratifying the actor's sexual desire.
  • Nonconsensual "noncontact - such as voyeurism is also considered sexual violence." (Esposito, 2006)
  • Sexual coercion - Any situation in which one person uses verbal or physical means (including the administration of drugs or alcohol, with or without the other person's consent) to obtain sexual activity against consent. ( Adams-Curtis & Forbes, 2004)
  • Non-consensual tribadism or frottage.
  • Non-consensual cunnilingus.

* Psychological pain is relative regardless of what level of violence was used.

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See also:

Types of abuse : Psychological abuse, Humiliation / Intimidation, Mobbing / Bullying, Hate speech / Manipulation, Stalking / Relational aggression, parental alienation, Psychological torture, Psychiatric torture, Mind control / Shunning, Coercive persuasion

  • Mobbing - "This phenomenon has been referred to as "mobbing", "ganging up on someone", "bullying" or "psychological terror". In this type of conflict, the victim is subjected to a systematic, stigmatizing process and encroachment of his or her civil rights." (The Mobbing Encyclopaedia)
  • Hate speech - See hate crimes.
  • Secondary victimization/wounding - see sv page.



Yehuda, Na'ama (2005). The Language of Dissociation. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, Vol 6(1), pp. 9-29.

Jerome, Richard; Comander, Lauren (2006). FACES OF RAPE. People, 3/20/2006, Vol. 65 Issue 11, p199-202, 3p.

Esposito, Noreen (2006). Women with a History of Sexual Assault. American Journal of Nursing, Vol. 106 Issue 3, p69-73, 4p

Stein, Murray B.; Lang, Ariel J.; Laffaye, Charlene; Satz, Leslie E.; Lenox, Rebecca J.; Dresselhaus, Timothy R. (2004). Relationship of sexual assault history to somatic symptoms and health anxiety in women. General Hospital Psychiatry, May2004, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p178

Adams-Curtis, Leah E.; Forbes, Gordon B. (2004). COLLEGE WOMEN'S EXPERIENCES OF SEXUAL COERCION. Trauma, Violence & Abuse, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p91-122



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