Having sex without consent is rape
Sexual violence has several forms. It can be sexual harassment, abusing children, digital, prostitution or rape. Having sex without consent is always rape. Rape is one of the most serious crimes there are – only murder is considered more serious. Repercussions of rape can last a lifetime.
Consent means that both individuals agree to have sex. It is never OK to insist or force a person to have sex, regardless of whether people are in a relationship or not. Consent is key.
Nothing justifies rape, the rapist alone is responsible for his actions. If you are raped, it is never your fault.
If you've experienced raped, some kind of coercing or your boundaries have been crossed during sex - it is worth a second thought. You can always contact Bjarkarhlíð to get counseling. It does not matter how long it has been since the incident.