Myth: Sexual Assault is usually perpetrated by a stranger in a dark alley.
Fact: Most sexual assaults are committed by someone familiar, an acquaintance or friend, often at or near the victim’s home or the home of a friend or relative. 3
Myth: It is rare and does not happen often.
Fact: Every two minutes, someone is sexually assaulted in the United States.3
Myth: Rape and sexual assault are about lust and passion.
Fact: Sexual assault is not about sex. It is about power and control.
Myth: Men cannot be raped or sexually assaulted.
Fact: Men can be and are sexually assaulted. Any man can be sexually assaulted regardless of size, strength, appearance, age, race, occupation or sexual identity.