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My new girlfriend was raped by her ex, what can I do to help her?

My new girlfriend was raped by her ex, what can I do to help her?

Let her lead the way: Hopefully she has already gotten professional help. If not she should. Be very thoughtful and understanding when it comes to any type of sexual activity. Let her lead the way. Get informed about rape victims and how their lives are affected. Be honest about the fact you can't completely understand the full effects on her life and emotions of the rape. Tell her you will help her any way you can. ...Read more

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Sexual Assault (Definition)

Sexual assault is a crime in which the victim has received unwanted touches (or worse bodily contact) on sexual parts of his or her body, or the victim has been touched by sexual parts of the attacker's body. State and federal laws have detailed legal ...Read more


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My girlfriend fingers me, and i bleed but only for a few minutes? Okay, so my first girlfriend fingered me a few times and nothing... Was raped dec 10 and of course bled a **** ton.... Now my current gf has fingered me a few times and it feels amazing but

My girlfriend fingers me, and i bleed but only for a few minutes? Okay, so my first girlfriend fingered me a few times and nothing... Was raped dec 10 and of course bled a **** ton.... Now my current gf has fingered me a few times and it feels amazing but

Vaginal : Vaginal bleeding during any type of sexual penetration wheter it be a finger, penis, or dildo is not normal and should be checked out by your family doctor or gynecologist right away. You will need a pelvic exam and pap smear, and other lab testing in order to help determine the cause of the bleeding. The most common causes of vaginal bleeding following penetration are: std's (gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomonas) cervical changes due to hpv infection vaginitis (caused by yeast ir bacterial) infection uterine polyps (benign tumors in the uterus) endometritis (inflammation of the uterus) trauma so as you see there are many possibilities. Please seek the help of a medical professional. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could you be raped and not know about it?

Yes: If you are in a situation where you have lost control such as intoxication, trauma or the deliberate use of agents such as rohypnol, then you could be raped under the influence and not know about it at the time and perhaps not later. ...Read more

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How to figure out if I could have been raped?

How to figure out if I could have been raped?

Get seen now: If you believe you were given a sedative and your date took advantage of you, call your physician now and ask for advice. If you are under the care of a therapist who is trying to elicit a forgotten memory to try to explain any of a variety of emotional difficulties, get a second opinion as to the appropriateness of this inquiry. If the situation is something else, your physician is your guide. ...Read more

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What tests should someone take if they were raped?

What tests should someone take if they were raped?

Rape Crisis Center: Most towns have a rape crisis center, and you should see a physician and counselor as soon as possible. You should have at least testing for possible exposure to venereal diseases, and have someone work with you to inform the police about the assault. Seek help immediately. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to tell someone you were raped?

It is never easy: I am sorry you had to go through being raped. It is hard to tell people, but if they care about you, they would want to know and support you through the painful process of recovery. Ask to speak with them in private and let them know that you need them to listen and believe you. Often even those who love you will not want to believe that something so terrible could happen. ...Read more

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What if you get raped living in a developing country?

What if you get raped living in a developing country?

Rape: If raped in a developing country, the help provided would depend on the medical system available to you in that country. Or, if you're in the military or civil service, what medical care comes through those systems. These situations may differ markedly. Many who are raped (both males & females) do not tell about their experiences. This could result in higher risk of ptsd later. ...Read more

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Has anyone started cutting themselves after being raped?

Has anyone started cutting themselves after being raped?

Self induced pain: Self-induced pain to relieve mental or somatic pain is common. Apprarently one type of pain can block out another pain. Another reason is related to dissociation, derealization. Self induced pain helps some people get reconnected to reality and their own body. Rape is a traumatic event that can lead to mental anguish, depression, dissociation, etc. The post-traumatic stress syndrome is treatable. ...Read more

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What should I do if I think i've been drugged then raped?

What should I do if I think i've been drugged then raped?

Go to an ER: Go to an er where you will be examined and a urine analysis will help determine what drugs are in your system. Whether or not you have been raped can also be evaluated by the rape investigation protocols that ers employ. ...Read more

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Who should you go to if you suspect that you've been raped?

The nearest hospital: Go to the nearest hospital for a safe (sexual assualt forensic exam) exam. ...Read more

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What should you do if you think i've been drugged and raped?

Seek assistance: If one believes they have been drugged and raped, the first thing to do is get medical attention - maybe going immediately to an er for a rape kit to be performed. This may help answer the quesiton and important evidence may be gathered. Gathering anything the drug may have been in may also help with the forensics. In terms of trauma, asap speak to a rape crisis counselor or clinical psychologist. ...Read more

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What are the ways to tell if I might have been drugged and raped?

What are the ways to tell if I might have been drugged and raped?

Get a full med exam: If you suspect that you were drugged and raped, please undergo a full medical exam immediately. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's possible to be raped and not know about it?

Can you explain if it's possible to be raped and not know about it?

Yes: It is known to happen to girls incapacitated by alcohol or drugs, with recognition impossible when the level of intoxication reaches a point. The crafty rapist can redress and pose the girl as if nothing happened. ...Read more

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When a woman is raped at the age of 14 does it stop her from having children?

When a woman is raped at the age of 14 does it stop her from having children?

Physically Prob No: All depends on what happened, but overwhelming probability no physically, provided no pelvic inflammatory disease (e.g. Gonorrhea, etc.). However, as a human being, the ptsd response, emotions, beliefs about self & nature of men, response to future intercourse, etc. Are another matter & could easily have major effects on internal controls & responses, a complex & very individual set of issues. ...Read more

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What kinds of things should I get checked/tested for after being anally raped?

A few things: If the rape was done by force without lubricant there might be anal tears and bleeding. Was the rapist known to you? There is a risk of transmission of sexually transmitted disease in a forceful, unprotected anal rape. You also have to decide what you want to do about personal relations with a known rapist, or legal action in any case. Collecting a specimen in a plastic bag might be in order. ...Read more

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I can't stop thinking about being kidnapped and raped, am I mentally ill or what?

May be depressed: If you have no objective reason to be worried about this and have not been a victim in the past, then you may be depressed. You should discuss this with a doctor or mental health professional. And if you have been a victim, you may be experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder, and should see someone for that reason. ...Read more

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Hello :) i would like to ask is there a situation where i doesn't know that i'm raped?

Hello :) i would like to ask is there a situation where i doesn't know that i'm raped?

Date rape drugs: If you were drugged and unconscious this could occur. The question is why are you concerned about this. Something must have prompted your inquiry. You might want to see a psychologist and discuss this. ...Read more

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What if you were raped but u didn't seek any medical attention. U just kept it to urself...?

Not wise: First you should go to a physician, explain what occurred and be thoroughly tested for stds and pregnancy. Then, it would be highly advisable to seek counseling. This should be either from a clinical psychologist or psychiatrist. Do not rely upon a religious leader although they can provide supplementary support. Proving what happened may be difficult. The legal system is not gentle. ...Read more

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How can I know if everything is ok with me after I have been raped? Some things are happening to me now that i can't explain.

See below: I am sorry that someone took advantage of you in that terrible way. You should see your doctor to make sure you're ok. You might also want to consider a counselor or a support group to help you through this difficult experience. ...Read more

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I don't understand!they forced me to have an exam right after i got raped because i'm a minor? So stripping me and holding me down is going to help?

I don't understand!they forced me to have an exam right after i got raped because i'm a minor? So stripping me and holding me down is going to help?

Re-traumatizing: I'm sorry to read that after you were sexually traumatized that you experienced an additional negative experience in the hospital. I suspect that they needed evidence from your attack to prosecute whoever hurt you. Even if that were the reason it could still be very hurtful to you. Please find a psychologist or other therapist who works with sexual trauma. Look here: http://www.Rainn.Org/get-help. ...Read more

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Rape (Definition)

Rape is the act of forcing sexual activity on someone else. It is usually conducted by men against women. Being raped may put a woman at risk of ...Read more