My dad likes to touch me. Is this sexual abuse?
Last Updated: 12/23/2021 at 6:04am
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If the nature of this touching is unwanted by you or makes you feel uncomfortable in any way, you have the right to tell social services and move somewhere that you feel safe.
If you feel uncomfortable about it and he touches you in inappropriate places, it is considered sexual abuse.
It definitely is, if the touching is happening in a sexual way. It is not appropriate for a parental figure to act in that way with their child.
Touching is not sexual abuse. It's depends on where he touches. There is a limit for everything right. No matter, even if he is your father he cannot touch you in some spots. Normal touching and huggings are not an issue. Make sure you know the difference between abovementioned.
Yes! Especially if you are uncomfortable, and it’s sexual. Make sure to talk to someone you trust, outside of your mom or dad.
Any touching that is not consensual can be considered sexual abuse. It is important to make sure he knows your boundaries. If he does, but still continues to cross them, then yes, this would be considered sexual abuse. If someone is touching you and it makes you feel uncomfortable, trust your gut that you know what is crossing a line and what is not.
Hey love! Your dad likes to touch you. It actually depends on the way he touches you and the parts where he touches you. How do you feel of his touch? Disgusted or you feel love and care? It actually depends on that!
Setting boundaries is important as you grow older and mature. When it comes to our parents, what used to be cute and cuddly can be over stepping our personal boundaries which should be respected. You are well within your right to be assertive when you feel uncomfortable. If you are not heard then it is emotional abuse and can border on sexual abuse. You have a right to feel safe and to be respected. If your father touches you in a sexual place (your breasts or between your legs) without your consent or understanding then this is sexual abuse and you must report it honestly. You will be heard and you will be acknowledged.
In order to understand definition of apparent touching is a very broad word to use first off exactly where is this touching taking place is it touching the nose touching hair touching your arm to get your attention until you know exactly more details one cannot jump to the conclusion that it's sexual abuse. But of course if there is such a case it should be immediately reported
Are you safe? This is sexual abuse, No one should do that, it's not your fault, How long has he been doing this?
It depends on where he's touching you. But if you don't like it you should totally tell him about how you feel.
Sexual abuse, also referred to as molestation, is usually undesired sexual behavior by one person upon another. It is often perpetrated using force or by taking advantage of another. When force is immediate, of short duration, or infrequent, it is called sexual assault. The offender is referred to as a sexual abuser or (often pejoratively) molester. The term also covers any behavior by an adult or older adolescent towards a child to stimulate any of the involved sexually.
This is a hard question to answer. How does your father touch you? Where does he touch you? If you feel you may be a victim of sexual abuse you can reach out to local resources to help guide you, you can also reach out to us here at 7 cups for additional support
it certainly sounds like it... it depends on where, though. if its a pat on the knee, it is not sexual abuse. if its somewhere he shouldnt touch, like the chest or other areas, then it is considered sexual abuse. if this ensues, contact someone instantly. give them details of the situation, remain strong, and keep in mind that it is not your fault at all. you can and will get through this. if needed, contact a therapist- or a doctor, if anything
Inappropriate touching is absolutely sexual abuse and should be brought to the attention of someone you completely trust. It is not okay for anyone to be touching someone else, inappropriately. It doesn't matter what the relation/gender is. Sexual abuse is NOT okay. Talking about it IS okay.
It depends on the way that he touches you. If you are not comfortable with it, then sadly it is sexual abuse. But, it does all depend on your boundaries you have with him.
Do you feel that the way he touches you is no appropriate? If yes and you are not in terms with it then it can be considered as sexual abuse
It can depend. If you dad likes to give you a hug after they get back from work, that's probably not sexual abuse. But if he touches you in your bikini areas, or in any way that feels in appropriate, that may be more like sexual abuse. Reaching out to others for help can be good to get an outside perspective.
I think that you should talk with some responsable adult who was confident and you feel comfortable and tell him or her about this, that person can help you more than i can
If he is touching you in an un appropriate way then yes! tell someone as soon as possible. This is not okay.
A hug is o.k.! Its a very good thing in fact! And you should accept it as such a good thig as it is. Any touching of your private areas would not be good! And abusive!
Where exactly does he touch you? But from what I see yes, it is. You should report it to someone immediately
That depends on how the touch is. As we learner in school, there is a good touch and a bad touch. So you need to figure out if it is a bad touch, if he is touching you in intense areas. Talk to your mother about it, or contact a helpline.
Only if its in ways that you dont like or feel akward, or uncomfortable. If it is uncomfortable or akward for you.. Please tell a trusted adult or call for help
I feel so it is. Depends on where and how he touches you. If you feel that the touch isn't good then it is sexual abuse aka molestation.
Hello. The intent of the toucing depends on where and how he touches you. If he touches you in on generic areas of your body such as the shoulders, arms, head, face and there in intent is affection then you can rethink the sexual abuse. However, if he touches you in the genitalia, or caress or gropes other areas of your body then that is sexual abuse. Listen to the vibe you get when he touches you and please confide in an adult you trust.
Most likely, even if it wasn't you should still talk to your dad about if it's making you uncomfortable.
If you are referencing touch in that way that is assumed (your genitals, any other sexually explicit sensitive areas) then yes. You should let someone you care about (and that will believe you) know immediately.
Yes if it makes you uncomfortable and if it is inappropriate touching it is. You should tell a trusted adult because sexual abuse is serious.
It depends on how and where he touches you. If you feel threatened in any way you should talk to someone immediately.
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