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TWO AND A HALF TUESDAYS: FEMALE ALIAS

Q:Is forced cuddling considered a form of sexual assault? Alias: Female

Dear Female,

Sexual assault is a crime of power and control. The term sexual assault refers to sexual contact or behavior that occurs without explicit consent of the victim. Some forms of sexual assault include: penetration of the victim’s body, also known as rape, attempted rape, forcing a victim to perform sexual acts, such as oral sex or penetrating the perpetrator’s body and lastly fondling or unwanted sexual touching. We hope this answers your question. If you’d like to see the campus policies on sexual assault refer to the link posted below!

Signed,

Two and A Half

https://rainn.org/get-information/types-of-sexual-assault/sexual-assault
https://www.oswego.edu/title-ix/policies