1. You always have the right to say no to sexual activity.
2. You have the right to set sexual limits before a date by discussing them with your partner.
3. Be assertive.
4. Stay sober: Watch out for dates that try to get you drunk or high. If you must drink, protect your drink from foreign substances (date rape drugs).
5. Don't leave a party with someone you don't know well.
6. Consider using the buddy system at parties.
7. Trust your feelings and intuition. If it feels wrong, it probably is.
8. People are responsible for their own behavior.
9. Never force anyone to have sex or engage in sexual activity.
10. Never try to talk someone into having sex.
11. Sex is not a game or a contest.
12. If you are confused about what your partner wants or is thinking, ASK THEM!
13. Communicate with your friends and dates about sexual assault; educate them if necessary.
14. NOBODY DESERVES TO BE RAPED!!!
Rape is a crime of violence. It has nothing to do with sex. Rape is not a crime of prejudice in that it happens to men, women, and children of all ages, races, marital status, education and social positions.
Also referred to as sexual assault, rape can be defined as forced (or threat of forced) anal, oral and/or vaginal penetration by part of another person's body or penetration by an object.
If you've been raped, please call 911 to report the crime. After reporting the rape, you can call us 24/7 for assistance.
Approximately one in every three women will be sexually assaulted in her lifetime. Eighty percent (80%) of all rape victims (men, women and/or children) know their attacker. More than one-half of all rapes occur in the victim's home.
Any person is a potential victim of rape. It is estimated that 16 rapes or attempted rapes are reported every hour in the United States. If you or someone you know should become a victim of rape, REMEMBER:
1. Do NOT clean up, bathe, douche or change clothes;
2. Do not straighten up or touch anything at the scene;
3. Call your local law enforcement / 911 and call the Crisis Hotline for assistance;
4. The Crisis Center will arrange to have a medical examination and will transport you.
The person who raped you has most likely raped before and will probably do so again. PLEASE report your assault to law enforcement even if you do not plan to prosecute. The information you have may help officials ensure that another women is not victimized at the hand of your assailant.
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