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Rape (Overview)

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 pregnancy or sexual infection.


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Regretted not reporting a sexual assault?

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

Rape (Overview)

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 pregnancy or sexual infection.


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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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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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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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Define real rape?

Define real rape?

"Real" rape: Rape is forced sexual intercourse, often under threat of injury. Both men and women -- and children also -- can be raped. And despite rep. Todd akin's recent comments about so-called "legitimate" rape, it can result in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Improving Sexual Performance (Checklist)

Communicate with your partner
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Practice, as sex improves through practice and communication
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Exercise, as having a better body image will improve your desire
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What are date rape drugs?

So you get amnesia: These drugs are given to people to cause amnesia. Then person may get raped but cannot remember. Be careful in bars about accepting drinks from strangers. ...Read more

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Is alcohol a date rape drug?

Is alcohol a date rape drug?

Well . . .: Alcohol is technically not referred to as the "date rape drug" -- that would more often be things like rohypnol, xanax, (alprazolam) clonazepam, ghb, and ketamine. But if you're intoxicated enough with alcohol, all kinds of things could happen that you'd prefer not to experience. ...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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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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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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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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Why foreigh women don't seek counseling for domestic abuse?

Why foreigh women don't seek counseling for domestic abuse?

FEAR: Could be fear could be cultural differences. Do they have insurance, can they speak english. Do they have other support. Are they citizens or do they fear deportation. Lots of reasons that many women foreign or not that do not report abuse. Mistake for love and think it won't happen again. Think that they deserve the abuse or they brought it on. Get help. No abuse is alright and help is needed. ...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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Do girls need to fear the date rape drug?

Do girls need to fear the date rape drug?

Yes: Sexual predator can put the drug in a girl's drink when she is not paying attention and date rape drug can make a girl pass out and have no recollection of what happen while she is drugged. You can read more about date rape drug on http://www.Womenshealth.Gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/date-rape-drugs.Cfm. ...Read more

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Why is the date rape drug "rohypnol" produced?

Why is the date rape drug "rohypnol" produced?

Rohypnol: Is an intermediate-acting benzodiazepine with general properties similar to those of valium (diazepam). It is used in the short-term treatment of insomnia, as a pre-medication in surgical procedures and for inducing anaesthesia. It's not available in the United States. ...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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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

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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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What constitutes psychological elder abuse?

What constitutes psychological elder abuse?

Elder Abuse: Elder abuse is “any form of mistreatment that results in harm or loss to an older person.” people of trust, such as adult children, grandchildren and other known caregivers can take advantage of the declining mental and physical capacity of an elder. Emotional abuse is inflicting mental pain, anguish, or distress on a senior person through verbal or nonverbal acts, e.g. Humiliating, intimidating. ...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