What's The Difference Between Rape And Molestation?


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Florent Lefortier Profile
Both rape and molestation are forms of sexual abuse, and both are very serious crimes.

What Is Rape?
Rape is any form of sexual penetration without consent. This could be oral, vaginal or anal penetration. Consent is not obtained in any of the following circumstances:

  • If a person expresses that they don’t want to have sex
  • If a person is unconscious or seriously incapacitated
  • If a person is under the age of consent (even if they choose to have sex, this is still legally classed as rape)
  • If a person is blackmailed or coerced
  • If a position of power or authority is abused in order to convince the other person to have sex
What Is Molestation?
Molestation is when unwanted sexual contact is forced upon somebody. The term also covers any kind of sexual act upon a child, even if the child appears to give consent. Types of molestation include:

  • Unwanted touching or groping
  • Showing pornography to a minor
  • Forced sexual behavior (molestation includes rape)
  • Removing somebody’s clothes against their wishes
  • Some forms of verbal sexual harassment
  • Incest
  • Sexual kissing
Both rape and molestation have serious a psychological impact on the victim, and can often lead to mental health issues and, in extreme cases, suicide.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Molestation is more like touching you in your private parts without your permission, and verbal abuse is also a form of molestation.

Rape involves penetrating your genitals, or your mouth, or anus...but one thing is for sure - people who do that (molesting or raping others) are not human. They should be put in jail.
Mati green Profile
Mati green answered
Rape involves penetration, where molestation doesn't always. Either way, it's a crime, and the person needs to be arrested and put away for a very long time.

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