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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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He stopped answering my text I should be okay with that he raped me, but now I can't sleep at night and crying myself to sleep now, not healthy?

RAPE?: If this happened within the past 24 hours go to the ER RIGHT THIS MINUTE. Tell somebody what happened. They are there to help and not judge. You need to be checked out IMMEDIATELY for STD's. ...Read more

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Is there a drug or treatment that could wake someone from sleep induced by a date-rape drug?

If you believe : someone has taken a date rape drug and is not waking up, take them to an ER and have them seen. There are several types of date rape drugs and they can be lethal. ...Read more

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I was raped ten years ago (he climbed in a window while I slept). I am now having SEVERE anxiety, sleep/eating probs. This many yrs later...is it norm?

I was raped ten years ago (he climbed in a window while I slept). I am now having SEVERE anxiety, sleep/eating probs. This many yrs later...is it norm?

PTSD: What you were describing are probable symptoms of what is known as posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Get an a valuation for this from a psychiatrist, and seek psychotherapy. There is no shame in doing this.you will not be judged. Do it today. ...Read more

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As a child i was molested badly and now when i sleep at night i dream of men trying to rape me. How do I get over this?

As a child i was molested badly and now when i sleep at night i dream of men trying to rape me. How do I get over this?

Possible PTSD: It sounds like something may have flared up unresolved post traumatic stress disorder from childhood. Please see a psychiatrist who can help you with the nightmares and a psychologist who can talk to you and provide therapy to deal with the traumatic issues. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be raped while asleep without taking any drugs? I have severe anxiety & often worry of rape while i am sleeping at night?

Is it possible to be raped while asleep without taking any drugs? I have severe anxiety & often worry of rape while i am sleeping at night?

Why do you ask?: You have a right to sleep in a secure place with a locked door and a means of self protection. Despite all the disinformaton, the vast majority of men would never think of assaulting you and would actively protect you from a man even bothering you in public. If you are in a dangerous environment, try to get away. But these are thoughts you should not be having. Your physician can help ...Read more

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I was recently raped at work and im very depressed and anxious and cannot sleep at all due to nightmares. Im very scared about what I may do?

Take action: If you are in the US or some other country where the rule of law exists, and you were physically assaulted or threatened, whether or not it was actually rape, you owe it to yourself and others to report the rape to both the police and to your employer. In addition, get to your physician now for talk and perhaps Rx. Look forward and try to find real love even in a world where bad things do happen. ...Read more

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I have ptsd and have nightmares daily about my childhood rape. See counselor regularly, but can't sleep w/o someone with me. What can I do? 17 y/o f

I have ptsd and have nightmares daily about my childhood rape. See counselor regularly, but can't sleep w/o someone with me. What can I do? 17 y/o f

Consider a referral : To an adolescent psychiatrist for medications known to help in ptsd to use as an adjunct to your therapy. Please tell your counselor about your continued physical ; emotional distress. If one of the types of therapy for ptsd - exposure therapy, relaxation training or eye movement desensitization ; reprocessing (emdr) has not worked, another may, in the hands of an expert therapist. ...Read more

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Zolpidem is said to be used for a rape drug, is this true and how does it work. Can a man that has taken zolpiden get an erection while asleep?

Zolpidem is said to be used for a rape drug, is this true and how does it work. Can a man that has taken zolpiden get an erection while asleep?

Zolpidem: Zolpidem and any other medication or substance which sedates people can probably be used for "date rape." however, this is not an appropriate use of a medicine prescribed for temporary insomnia. Rape is a serious crime. Men often have erections while asleep, at certain phases of sleep cycle. This still doesn't excuse rape. ...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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What is date rape?

What is date rape?

Forced intercourse: This unfortunate activity occurs when a partner forces the other member to have sex without their consent. Sometimes this is with the aid of drugs and alcohol, but other times the stronger partner forces the weaker to consent. It is technically illegal but difficult to prosecute since their are no witnesses and a strong embarrasment factor. ...Read more

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It traumatic to be raped?

YES: Rape is a non-consensual, forced sexual intercourse. If a person was subjected to that, s/he will be traumatized. ...Read more

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What are date rape drugs?

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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What do date rape drugs look like?

Date Rape Drug FActs: There are good resources online for this, such as: http://www.Womenshealth.Gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/date-rape-drugs.Cfm#b and also http://womenshealth.Gov/health-topics/a-z-topic/pubs-orgs.Cfm?Topic=1476. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what date rape drugs are?

Evil use of drugs...: Given to a victim unaware of it, who then loses essential concious ability to make choices. Choices are made for them by manipulating persons who seek to "posses" the decicion making authority to misuse, molest , and rape their victims. All sorts of chemicals can be used in this fashion: alcohol, barbiturates, benodiazepines, ghb, and others that lower ones level of consciousness and retraint. ...Read more

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What are some reasons that rape might happen?

What are some reasons that rape might happen?

Rapist: Although there are some situations or behaviors that put individuals at risk for being assaulted (being intoxicated around potential perpetrators is a major one), no one ever "causes" themselves to be raped. If you have been a victim of rape, please seek help immediately. You can start with the police, then call your local rape hotline, go to your nearest er if recently raped, or tell your doc. ...Read more

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What's the difference between molestation and rape?

What's the difference between molestation and rape?

Variously Defined: From http://womenslaw.Org "the term 'sexual assault' [what u refer 2as 'molestation, ' i believe] generally means unwanted sexual contact...Sexual contact against ur will, & without consent*. The legal definition varies by state, but sexual assault & domestic violence organizations consider any unwanted sexual activity 2 b sexual assault. This includes rape." [*if victim <18 yr this is irrelevant]. ...Read more

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How do I know if I was analy raped if I was under rohypnol?

ER: Sorry to hear that. Please go to the er immediately and have them do a rape evaluation of you. Time is of the essence. They can search for particles, hair, semen, skin cells, etc. You would also be suspicious if you have rectal pain or bleeding. This is a crime and you need to go to the hospital first and then have the police try to catch this person before it happens to someone else. ...Read more

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What's the official difference between molestation and rape?

What's the official difference between molestation and rape?

Both are crimes: Rape is forcible sexual intercourse, often under threat of physical injury. Often the victim is unable to consent or resist. Like being under influence of date rape drugs or physically overpowered, etc. Molestation involves a sexual act (which could be rape, but doesn't have to be) with someone beneath the age of legal consent. Both rape and molestation are crimes, and are traumatizing. ...Read more

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Sleep (Definition)

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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