13 Reasons Why 
TV Show
TV Show
Updated: January 26, 2022
No rape or sexual assault
Rape or sexual assault mentioned, discussed, implied
Sexual harassment e.g non-consensual grabbing, touching, cat-calling)
Sexual relationship between adult and teenager
Child sex abuse
Attempted rape
Rape off-screen or strongly implied
Rape on-screen


S1E1: it is revealed that a teenage boy lied about having slept with a teenage girl, publicly sharing a suggestive (although not overly revealing) photograph of her. From this point onwards, the girl is subjected to harassment and bullying with a sexual overtone throughout the series. From S1E2 onwards, there is a narrative which centres around a teenage boy having lied about sleeping with a teenage girl in order to punish his girlfriend for not wanting to sleep with him. S1E3: a teenage boy gropes a teenage girl in a store without her consent (42:50-43:15). Following the incident, she is seen crying and describes the emotional fallout. S1E9: a key character is raped on screen. The scene lasts approximately two minutes. S1E9-S1E13: following an on-screen rape in episode 9 the incident is discussed and analysed at length for the rest of the season. S2E13: a teenage boy is attacked and sexually assaulted; the scene is extremely graphic. In season 3, there is a storyline where a teenage girl has conflicts with two other sexual assault survivors. One of the other survivors is a teenage boy who has not told anyone about his assault but is a member of a school group for sexual assault survivors, as an "ally". The teenage girl disagrees with him on something and accuses him of talking over "the only actual sexual assault survivors in the room" and being a bad ally. She later learns the truth and apologizes to him but the initial conflict could be quite upsetting to watch. S3E12: a main teenage character describes both his childhood sexual abuse and more recent sexual assaults. The childhood sexual abuse is far more detailed than what he says about the assaults.

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