5 Importmant Tips to Keep You Safe from Date Rape

5 Importmant Tips to Keep You Safe from Date Rape

Sometimes people we trust the most often betray us in the worst manner we can imagine. Date or acquaintance rape is one such form of brutal violence which is not committed by a stranger but a person you trust so much that you can even rest your lives in their hand. It is a sexual violence against men or women by known people- lover, friend, parent or a relative. Such experiences make you question the fundamentals of human relationships. Date rape, unfortunately, is a rampant. Although, you might trust the person you spend most time with, you need to be cautious and aware at all times. Here are 5 tips to keep you safe from date rape.

1. Carry a pepper spray

Pepper spray is largely used in developing countries by women to protect themselves against rape and sexual assault. The compound in the spray causes irritation, partial invisibility, completely disorients the person, giving you enough time to escape.

2. Beware of drug substances

Date rape drugs are often used by rapists to slip a doze into their victim’s drink. It can cause amnesia for a short period of time and complete state of unconsciousness. It’s a very gruesome form of assault where a victim realizes much after the assault that she has been raped. She might find herself lying around, bruised without clothes.

3. Avoid long drives and lonely spots

If you have recently started dating someone or are going out with an acquaintance, make sure you meet them in public places, avoid dark, secluded spots and don’t allow them to pick you up or drop you. Make sure you have your own conveyance.

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