It is no secret that the American culture is completely overwhelmed with sexually charged or sexually explicit images. Unfortunately, being exposed to unwanted sexual contact visually is a form of sexual abuse that happens far too often.
When people are subjected to this type of abuse, it is important that they take action quickly to ensure that it comes to a stop.
What is Visual Sexual Abuse?
Unfortunately, sexual abuse does not have to include any type of physical contact. There are many cases of visual sexual abuse to have a damaging impact on victims. Visual sexual abuse can refer to any of the following:
social media sites
performing sexual acts in front of others
bathing or changing clothes in front of others
exposing sexual organs
text messages or emails
posters or signs
facial expressions or gestures
Visual sexual abuse can include any of the following:
the unwanted or uninvited exposure to sexually explicit images
air dropping and sexting
improperly dressing or being nude at home
performing sexual acts while non-consenting parties are present
exhibitionism or flashing
Additionally, exposure to sexually explicit programming is another form of visual sexual abuse. There are many instances where family members, friends, roommates, or significant others expose parties to sexually explicit programming or pornography. This can cause extreme discomfort and trauma. Additionally, there are instances where people engage in the act of masturbation in front of other people. Many victims feel hopeless and helpless being subjected to this type of sexual abuse.
As adults, we must be completely aware of what we are watching in order to avoid harming others. There are many cases of parental nudity in households where children walk into bathrooms or bedrooms at young ages. This can be a traumatic and confusing experience for children.
If you are a victim of visual sexual abuse, it is important that you understand they may have legal options available to help you move forward. It is important that you reach out to a Massachusetts sexual abuse lawyer right away.
Carmen L Durso Is Here For You
At the Law Office of Carmen L Durso, our lawyers can help you seek full and timely compensation to help cover the damages you face as a result of being a victim of visual sexual abuse. Our lawyers can help you get the money you need for mental health services and to cover various other damages you face moving forward.
For decades, our Massachusetts sexual abuse lawyers have stood by the sides of victims who have been sexually assaulted. Our lawyers can help you get justice and hold the perpetrator to account.
Our lawyers can help you build a solid claim to ensure you are able to get justice. We will meet with you at your earliest convenience to discuss your case and help educate you with regard to your rights as a victim. Contact our Massachusetts sexual abuse law firm today by calling 617-728-9123 to get started on your case.