It can even occur by someone you are intimate with. Spousal rape, marital rape, intimate partner rape and intimate partner sexual violence are all just as much sexual assault as any other. It’s not just women and girls who experience it. It can, and does, happen to men and boys as well.
Consent is not assuming that how a person is dressed, flirting or kissing is an open invitation for more. Consent is not when someone is incapacitated from drugs or alcohol. It is not pressuring someone into it. It is not when someone is under the legal age. It’s not an assumption that it’s okay because you’ve engaged in a sexual act together before. According to USA Today, “Ending rape means changing more than definitions; it means changing culture."