8 doctors weighed in:

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

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Dr. Sheila Goodman
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Dr. James Schaller
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: MANY WAYS

First, the other answers are very good! you are never the cause of sociopath acts.
Never rush sex or romance. Reality takes time to see. Learn about anyone widely. Does he treat pets well? How does he treat the weak? Are old girlfriends still civil with him? What do your family, friends and girlfriends say about him? Does he consume debasing porn? Drunk? Does he have ability to verbalize feelings?

In brief: MANY WAYS

First, the other answers are very good! you are never the cause of sociopath acts.
Never rush sex or romance. Reality takes time to see. Learn about anyone widely. Does he treat pets well? How does he treat the weak? Are old girlfriends still civil with him? What do your family, friends and girlfriends say about him? Does he consume debasing porn? Drunk? Does he have ability to verbalize feelings?
Dr. James Schaller
Dr. James Schaller
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Dr. Linda Whitby
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Such a cute Doggie!

Prevention. Sounds simple, but not so.
Sometimes even wise women get "caught". Pay attention to the messages you're sending - is it safe where you're headed? Why are you going? Ready to challenge that "black belt"/ kick boxing skills so carefully honed? Situational awareness is critical -sometimes are friends put us at risk for stupid reasons. Be wise -pay attention -exit strategy.

In brief: Such a cute Doggie!

Prevention. Sounds simple, but not so.
Sometimes even wise women get "caught". Pay attention to the messages you're sending - is it safe where you're headed? Why are you going? Ready to challenge that "black belt"/ kick boxing skills so carefully honed? Situational awareness is critical -sometimes are friends put us at risk for stupid reasons. Be wise -pay attention -exit strategy.
Dr. Linda Whitby
Dr. Linda Whitby
Thank
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