Experiencing any form of sexual assault can leave a person with many questions. At the same time, friends and family may not feel prepared to answer those questions or might have queries themselves.

In this section we explain some of the frequently asked questions related to sexual assault, which you may find useful if you want to know more about these issues.

 

Terminology


 

Common questions


 

If you are looking for more information on how to help someone you care about visit our How To Help page.

If you are looking for specific information on how to support a male victim/survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault visit our Supporting Men page.

For information about abuse in the LGBTQ+ community, visit our dedicated LGBTQ+ page.

Some additional resources to help you identify sexual assault and offer support to a friend or family member: