Yes, I would consider the situation you describe to be rape. Asking someone for sex repeatedly until they give in is rape. To have sex, as opposed to rape, both people must freely give consent, while in the situation you describe, the person being pressured is not giving full consent. Here is an article that gives a good explanation of consent and non-consent:
I understand what you mean about not wanting to mislabel a certain situation as rape. For example, if someone doesn't want to have sex, but let's say an hour later they change their mind of their own free will, that is not rape. However, in the situation you describe, it is obvious that the person didn't actually change their mind, but was pressured into sex.
Like if someone offered you ice cream, but you didn't want any, and they repeatedly told you to eat it until you gave in, it's fair to say that you didn't "change your mind", but were pressured into eating it. That's different from not feeling like eating ice cream at lunch, then deciding you really wanted some at dinner, for example.
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Yes, the situation you are asking about is rape/sexual assult (the two are one and the same legaly by the way). Here is another article for you to look at. There are articles here on many different types of related subjects. Please take a look at them, you may find some interesting information you didn't know about.
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