SEXUAL: When you are enforced to take part in any kind of sexual activity against your wishes. This includes being touched sexually or being told to touch another person sexually, looking at pornographic videos or magazines together. Harassed by sexual suggestions and comments. Being enforced to have sex with another person. Even in marriage, this is also termed as abuse. Knowingly  

Physical Signs:

  • Any injury, soreness, redness, swelling or itching around the genital or anal area
  • Venereal disease
  • Fluctuations in body mass
  • Pregnancy

Behavioural Signs:

  • Inappropriate sexual play with self and others
  • Inappropriate sexually explicit drawings
  • Knowledge of sexual acts that is age-inappropriate
  • Seductive behaviour
  • Excessive masturbation
  • Double dressing
  • Avoidance of bathrooms
  • Late arrival or absence from school
  • Personality changes
  • Change in appetite
  • Sudden weight gain/loss
  • Self mutilation
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Locking doors
  • Very eager to please others (over-compliance)
  • Depression
  • Suicidal tendencies
  • Nightmares
  • Not wanting friends to visit at home
  • Not wanting to go home or getting home too early
  • Promiscuity
  • Prostitution
  • Running away