Many people experience some form of sexual assault over the course of their lives. This includes rape, groping, involuntary exposure to pornography, sexual harrassment and childhood sexual abuse. The situation may involve coercion, manipulation or force, and the victim is left damaged in both the short and long term by the sexual assault. It is especially prevalent in the case of childhood sexual abuse, which causes early developmental trauma and a loss of autonomy for victims. Children can lose their sense of trust, comfort and control over their bodies, their loved ones and their lives in the long term.