The image above is provided to help you understand the definition of sexual exploitation. More information is included below and can also be accessed at sexualassaultanddiscriminationpolicy.unc.edu.

What is sexual exploitation under the University's Policy?

Sexual Exploitation is a form of Sexual or Gender-Based Harassment that involves one or more of
the following behaviors committed for any purpose, including sexual arousal or gratification,
financial gain, or other personal benefit:

  • (1) taking sexual advantage of another person without Consent;
  • (2) taking advantage of another’s sexuality; or
  • (3) extending the bounds of consensual Sexual Contact without the knowledge of the
    other individual.

Examples of Sexual Exploitation include, but are not limited to: threatening to disclose an individual’s Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, or Gender Expression; observing another individual’s nudity or Sexual Contact, or allowing another to observe the same, without the knowledge and Consent of all parties involved; non-consensual streaming of images, photography, video, or audio recording of Sexual Contact or nudity, or distribution of such without the knowledge and Consent of all parties involved; prostituting another individual; knowingly exposing another individual to a sexually-transmitted infection, without the individual’s knowledge; knowingly failing to use contraception without the other party’s knowledge; and inducing Incapacitation for the purpose of taking sexual advantage of another person.

For more information, visit sexualassaultanddiscriminationpolicy.unc.edu.

What are examples of sexual exploitation?

  • Video taping consensual sex without the other person’s knowledge.
  • Threatening to disclose someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity without their approval.
  • Intentionally getting someone drunk or high in order to take advantage of them sexually.

Where can I find help?

If you have experienced sexual exploitation, you are encouraged to seek support and report the incident.