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Yes, this is considered rape! There is never a situation in which it is acceptable for someone to force another person to have sex. At ANY point, during any act in which your body is violated sexually, if you have made clear, even as simply as saying no once or pushing the other person away, that you do not wish to be sexually engaged, and have been forced, through physical force, coercion or threat to do otherwise, you have been raped. In general, if you have NOT consented to sexual activity and were forced to participate, that is rape.
No matter what ANYONE tells you, it is not your fault. There certainly is fault, but it lies with the rapist, not the victim.
I am very sorry if this has happened to you. Please call 1-800-856-HOPE, which is a Confidential Sexual Assault Hotline, and talk to someone and get advice. Or visit the Web site at: http://www.rainn.org/index.html
Nancy Brown, Ph.D