No. Whatever the circumstances, nobody has the right to force you to have sex, or have sex with you without your agreement, so this is not your fault. But many young people are worried about reporting rape to the police because they:
- have been drinking alcohol
- have taken drugs
- are the boyfriend or girlfriend of the person who attacked them
- have had sex with that person before
- had been kissing or touching that person
- before the attack were with someone of the same sex (gay or lesbian relationship)
- didn’t say ‘no’ or didn’t fight back
- can’t really remember it properly
- were somewhere they shouldn’t have been (such as at a party, bar, club or hotel)
- have been in trouble with the police themselves
- know the person who did it, and are worried that by reporting them it will affect family or friendships.
No matter what happened, the police will take it very seriously, and there are lots of organisations who can help you think about what you can do next.