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What is the difference between rape, molestation and sexual assault?

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Dr. Traci Seidman
Clinical Psychology
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I am not sure these are so different - maybe a question of semantics.
The important thing is that all of these things happen without a person's consent - and that is wrong. Whether an incident includes unwanted touching, penetration or even verbal assault, it can leave lasting effects on a person. If this has happened to you or someone you know you may want to seek a consult with a professional

In brief: Mostly Similar

I am not sure these are so different - maybe a question of semantics.
The important thing is that all of these things happen without a person's consent - and that is wrong. Whether an incident includes unwanted touching, penetration or even verbal assault, it can leave lasting effects on a person. If this has happened to you or someone you know you may want to seek a consult with a professional
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