Question

I was  touched by  a man's penis several  times. The man was about 25 years old when  I was six or seven years old. Was that rape?  My current boyfriend thinks I am a virgin. Should  I tell him what happened?


Answer

If there was no penetration, it would be considered sexual assault according to the law. Not that it makes what happened any less wrong. It would not change your status as a virgin, but I do think you should let him know that you were sexually assaulted as a child because if there are problems related to sex after you are married, he would understand what is happening better and be more understanding of you.