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I'm scared of sexual relations after sexual assault?

I'm scared of sexual relations after sexual assault?

Sexual assault help: That is totally an understandable response, and goes along with the fact that you had a bad trauma. That kind of trauma will result in you avoiding sexual relations, and possibly people as well. The best way to handle this anxiety and repair the damage is to consult with a mental health professional who can help you get through the trauma, and teach you skills to manage anxiety and fear. ...Read more

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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Any sexual assault support websites?

Try this one: An excellent, non-profit site to help those impacted by sexual abuse: http://www.Rainn.Org/get-help. ...Read more

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Regretted not reporting a sexual assault?

Get counselling: If the statute of limitations has not run its' course, it can still be reported to the proper authorities. Either way, please get some counselling to "remove the guilt" so that you can "move forward" in a psychologically "healthy way". ...Read more

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Is shame common with victims of rape and sexual assault?

Is shame common with victims of rape and sexual assault?

Definitely !: Rape and sexual assaults are acts of violence. Society has made these into taboos. Victims of rape need to get counseling with professionals to understand their feelings and deal with the damaging effects of this experience in positive ways. ...Read more

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Your opinion on sexual assault, harassment?

Always inappropriate: In a "civilized" society in which we live, there is no legitimate place for either sexual assault or harassment, and is a job termination offense(harassment) in most policy manuals, or a felony in the judicial system.(assault).. ...Read more

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Is sexual assault ptsd preventable by starting ssri's right after assault?

Is sexual assault ptsd preventable by starting ssri's right after assault?

Therapist: Best to see, discuss and get advice from an experienced psychiatrist, psychologist or msw therapist. Also consider taking legal action, this may help you and might help possible future victims. This is better than burying the problem with medication. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are victims of sexual assault likely to become sexually active?

Are victims of sexual assault likely to become sexually active?

Yes: Most people who are sexually assaulted come to terms with the attack and can be sexually active. This may take a long time and a lot of help however. If you or someone you know has been assaulted they should seek help. There are crisis help lines all across the country. Any physician can help find counseling and support. ...Read more

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Could a sexual assault cause someone to commit suicide?

Could a sexual assault cause someone to commit suicide?

Yes: Sexual assault could cause someone to commit suicide but please know that a victim of sexual assault is a victim!. A victim should never feel like they need to punish themselves especially in the most severe way as suicide. Help is avaiable. The attacker should be punished, not the victim. ...Read more

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What is mental state of domestic violence victims?

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What is mental state of domestic violence victims?

Domestic violence: Anger, rage, hatred, agitation, parables in extreme cases. ...Read more

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Is sexual assault common?

Is sexual assault common?

Unfortunately !: Yes. Mostly this is often unreported because of the sense of shame or threats from the perpetrator. Commonly, the victims know the assailant. Unreported assaults can cause severe psychologic damage ! ...Read more

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Is sex therapy effective to overcome rape and sexual abuse?

Is sex therapy effective to overcome rape and sexual abuse?

Treatment focus: Sex therapy generally focuses on improving one's ability to enjoy sex. In some cases of rape and sexual abuse, much work needs to be done before even approaching this area because it is so sensitive. As my colleagues have mentioned, rape and sexual abuse are severe traumas and need specialized care that understands & deals with the whole person -- not just his or her sexual functioning. ...Read more

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Does sexual fantasies can make someone act against their will?

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Does sexual fantasies can make someone act against their will?

Fantasy: This is sometimes an issue for obsessive compulsive disorder patients. A recurrent obsession does not an action make. It is not a premonition, does not predict that outcome, or define unconscious intent. If it is very distressing or you feel it predetermined and you feel you cannot stop, please urgently consult md, counselor, or temporary hospitalization if it includes violence. No shame, get well. ...Read more

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How to recover from sexual & emotional abuse?

How to recover from sexual & emotional abuse?

Eval: Get a full psychiatric evaluation to determine what bothers you, and consider medication to take the edge off them symptoms. Next, get a referral to a reputable psychotherapist to discuss what your current emotional state and life experiences men to YOU, including sexual and emotional abuse. Meds and therapy together are the most optimal approach, for the most part. ...Read more

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Are non penetrative sex practices risky for contracting leprosy? E.g.: female (active) to male (passive) masturbation without condom, fellatio.

Are non penetrative sex practices risky for contracting leprosy?  E.g.: female (active) to male (passive) masturbation without condom, fellatio.

Maybe, but low risk: Any personal contact (kissing, skin contact, etc) can transmit leprosy. This includes sex, both penetrating and non penetrating, but probably no more often than other contact. Fortunately, leprosy is quite hard to transmit. Most household and sexual contacts (e.g. spouses) never catch it themselves. I suggest you discuss it with the doctor or clinic caring for the person with leprosy. ...Read more

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What motivates men to commit violence against women?

What motivates men to commit violence against women?

Several reasons: When a sub-culture accepts that men should be more powerful than and control women, harming them to maintain control becomes acceptable. If violence was witnessed as a child, a man may believe it is ok. Some men believe that it is part of "being a man." if a man was traumatized by violence as a child, he may not have skills to manage anger or his own behavior. He could be mentally ill. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to help control flashbacks from ptsd? (childhood sexual assault survivor)

What are the best ways to help control flashbacks from ptsd? (childhood sexual assault survivor)

PTSD flashbacks: Psychotherapy with emdr (eye movement desensitization & reprocessing) can be very helpful for these flashbacks. http://www.emdr.com/general-information/what-is-emdr.html this is done in the context of an ongoing therapeutic relationship to help you work through and release the painful aspects of what has happened to you. History can't be changed, but your future can. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Do most assault victims avoid eye contact?

Do most assault victims avoid eye contact?

Yes: The typical fight /flight response will cause an individual to look away from a traumatic event. ...Read more

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Anyone who overcame the memory of domestic violence or child abuse?

It takes time.: Recovering from abuse of any kind takes processing of the events, finding ways to forgive yourself and develop trust in your self and others. This takes time, support and often professional help. ...Read more

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Does ptsd lead to suicide or domestic violence?

Association: The anger, poor impulse control & avoidance of dealing with trauma that is inherent with ptsd increases risk for suicide. Domestic violence risk is also increased with ptsd. ...Read more

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