There are many types of sexual violence, including rape, child sexual abuse, and intimate partner sexual violence—and other crimes and forms of violence may arise jointly in these instances.
Sexual violence can have psychological, emotional, and physical effects on a survivor. These effects aren’t always easy to deal with, but with the right help and support they can be managed.
Consent is an agreement between participants to engage in sexual activity. Consent also plays an important role in determining if act is legally considered a crime.
Excerpts from https://www.rainn.org/.