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Sexual Assault (Overview)

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 definitions for "sexual assault".


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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

Sexual Assault (Overview)

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 definitions for "sexual assault".


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I need advice on sexual assault.?

I need advice on sexual assault.?

See your doctor!: There are so many issues with sexual assault. Anyone who has been assaulted needs to be tested for std's. You can discuss with your doctor whether you want to have a full exam or pursue counseling. You should also consider filing charges with the police. Most people are scared and not sure what to do. If you are hurt, you should go to the er for care right away. ...Read more

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Is it sexual assault to hit a woman?

Is it sexual assault to hit a woman?

Physical Abuse: This sounds like physical abuse unless you are hitting the woman while in a sexual act like rape. I found a site on the net that may help you learn the definition. http://www.commerce.wa.gov/site/261/default.aspx. ...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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Improving Sexual Performance (Checklist)

Communicate with your partner
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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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How does one get help for sexual assault?

Local ER: It is very important to have the courage and trust to go to your local emergency room as soon as possible to get the support and care necessary for your mental health as well as collecting evidence for your protection. ...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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How do you deal with flash backs of sexual assault?

Mental health: Sexual assault is a terrible thing to endure, and stress after such a trauma is common and a normal reaction. The best way to overcome such flashbacks is to seek counselling from a mental health professional (psychiatry or psychology). Occasionally medical therapy can help as well. ...Read more

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How does someone get help for sexual assault issues?

How does someone get help for sexual assault issues?

Options for help: If you are a victim of a crime and there is a police report, then in many states you can qualify for assistance from "crime victims reparations". Contact your local department of mental health to see if such a program exists where you are. They can help pay for treatment if you qualify. Other interventions include individual and group psychotherapy. Emdr and tfcbt also are effective treaments. ...Read more

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How should I handle sexual assault if it happens again?

Depends what kind: There are too many variables here. Was this by a stranger? A family member? A spouse? Is this rape? Molestation? Sexual harassment at work? The most general advice is to keep yourself as safe as reasonably possible, report any illegal activities when you have been the victim, and get counseling or therapy if you have been traumatized by any type of assault. (and medical care for rape.). ...Read more

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How can I lower my risk of sexual assault when I go out?

Awareness: A few suggestions: watch where you go, and go with someone you know, trust, and enjoy. Dress modestly. Stay observant so that you can respond as needed to developing situations. Getting extremely intoxicated would make this difficult to impossible. Also, don't leave your drink unattended -- where someone may add something to it. ...Read more

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How should I protect myself from being a victim of sexual assault?

Be careful: There is no way to guarantee that you won't be a victim but there are ways to protect yourself. Be careful who you're with when you go out, have a buddy and keep tabs on each other. Don't let anyone tell you you can't say no at any point. Be prepared to protect yourself, self defense classes may help. If you're meeting someone new, don't have him drive you, drive yourself. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could move on from sexual assault and find a boyfriend?

Possibly: If you will invest in the emotional work needed this is possible.You will need to contact a rape crisis center or other source of information to find a counsellor and/or support group. Over time you can rid yourself of the residual feelings and chart a course to the future. It will take time, but without the work, you will continue to suffer. ...Read more

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What factors or variables increase an adult's vulnerability to drug-facililiated sexual assault?

Vulnerability: Here's a starter list: Willingness to take any recreational substances, low-self-esteem, confidence, control, discipline. Boredom, loneliness, depression, poor judgement, bad environment,etc. Let's talk of good defenses: Opposites of the above! Find a source of support - from solid, safe activity groups like gym, yoga, meditation -thru- individual or group therapy. Be safe. Be strong. Be sober. ...Read more

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Subsequent to a sexual assault, is it normal to distance yourself from friends for several months?

You might need help!: Victims of sexual assault are quite often feeling shame or guilt when in company of others. Some loose trust in others, and feel vulnerable to being hurt again. Loving and trustful family members or friends can help you realize that you did not do anything wrong, and you can feel safe again. Most likely, you need professional help (a psychologist or psychiatrist) to restore your trust in others. ...Read more

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Can someone imagine a sexual assault? Like they think and know details about what happen but it never haven't

Can someone imagine a sexual assault? Like they think and know details about what happen but it never haven't

Complicated problem: We all daydream, watch TV shows with graphic details, let our minds wander, and have dreams at night. It is not unusual to have "fantasies" - even dark or disturbing ones. This situation is a bit more worrisome. Sometimes we actually have experienced a very traumatic event we can't deal with - and suppress it. Over time, bits and pieces of it work their way out. Please see a psychologist. ...Read more

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What is sexual assault on girls?

Nonconsensual Acts: Sexual assault refers to any sexual behavior without a person's consent. By definition this includes all sexual behavioor perpetrated by adults toward minors, because children are not considered to be of age to give consent. In addition, forced sexual activity by an older child toward a younger child may be considered to be assault. ...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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