Being forced to commit sexual acts against your will is sexual abuse. In an intimate relationship this type of abuse may not always be obvious. Sexual abuse myths support the idea that some people deserve, desire, or benefit from this form of abuse. A survey conducted by Liz Claiborne indicates that almost one-third of girls who have been in a relationship (29%) said they've been pressured to have sex or to engage in sexual acts when they didn't want to do so. Anyone can be a victim of sexual abuse and being in a relationship does not automatically mean there is consent. It is important for people to always check in with their partners and ask for their consent before any act.