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Male Rape: A Definition

A male becomes a victim of sexual assault when he is forced to engage in unwanted sexual activity. Rape is not about sexual attraction but about the desire to overpower and hurt another person.

Even if the rape does not involve physical violence it is a violation to force anyone into physical acts that are unwanted.

Sexual assault of men is a crime. In Victoria the law defines rape as penetration of any orifice by a penis and the insertion of a penis into the mouth.

Other kinds of unwanted sexual contact and acts of indecency are also against the law.