Sexual Assault and Drinking. Alcohol’s Role in Sexual Assault. UofW Drinking Stats. 86.4% of UofW students report drinking alcohol. 22.1% of UofW students are classified as heavy drinkers, Ontario student average is 18.8%.
Alcohol’s Role in
Sexual assault includes any forced or coerced sexual acts. Such as: touching or kissing, verbally coerced intercourse, and physically forced vaginal, oral and anal penetration.
Rape constitutes sexual behaviours that involve some type of penetration due to force or threat of force; a lack of consent; or inability to give consent due to age, intoxication or mental status.
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