URIDU Health Family Work

What is pressured or forced sex?

If someone has forced you to have sex when you do not want it, it is rape.

All over the world, young girls and women are forced to have sex when they do not want to. Often it is done by boyfriends who claim to love them. In some places this is called ‘date rape’. The force may not only be physical. You can feel pressure from words or feelings. He may threaten you or say “please” or somehow make you feel guilty or ashamed if you do not have sex. This is still wrong.

No one should be made to have sex when they do not want to have it.