SEXUAL ASSAULT By N., Pam M.S. - April 13, 2013 a violent penetration of a person against their wishes. See rape. SEXUAL ASSAULT: "Sexual assault is a violent and forceful assault against a person's wishes." Related Psychology Terms BATTERED WOMEN SELF-ASSERTION ASSAULT CATASTROPHIC BEHAVIOR PENETRATION DATE RAPE SEXUAL SADISM SEXUAL TRAUMA PAINFUL SEXUAL INTERCOURSE ALTRUIST Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SEXUAL ASSAULT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/sexual-assault/ (accessed March 28, 2020).