Significant reforms were made to the sexual offences by the Act of 23 December 1980. One of the main aims of this Act was to remove the discrimination in the definition of the offences based on the sex of the offender or victim. These reforms have largely been included in the new Code. The Code divides sexual offences between sexual aggressions and sexual violations. The former are committed with the use of violence, constraint, a threat or deception,1 the latter are committed without the use of one of these means. Rape is categorised as a sexual aggression.