- Communicate your intention and limits clearly. If you say No,say it like you really meant it. (don't give mixed messages). Back up your words with a firm tone of voice and clear body language.
- Don't assume that your date will automatically know how you feel or will eventually get the message without your having to tell him.
- Remember that some men think that drinking heavily, dressing provocatively, or going to a man's place indicate a willingness to have sex.
- Listen to your feelings. If you feel uncomfortable or think you may be at risk, leave the place immediately. Call for help; it's better to stay on the safe side.
- Don't be afraid to speak up if you fell threatened. If you feel you are being pressured or coerced into having sex against your will, don't hesitate to state your feelings and get out of the situation. Better a few minutes of social awkwardness or embarrassment than the trauma of sexual assault.
- Attend large parties with friends you trust. Agree to look out for one another. Try to leave with a group rather than alone or with someone you don't know very well.
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Today's Star Brat's Highlight
6 Protection tips against acquaintance/date rape.