Prevention Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Acquaintance & Date Rape:
- Avoid isolated places where you may be more vulnerable (i.e. in a car or your/their home).
- Be aware that alcohol and drugs are often involved in cases of acquaintance and date rape.
- Communication is important in any relationship. Be clear about your intentions.
- Set sexual limits.
- Be forceful and firm - don't worry about being polite if you are in a potentially dangerous situation.
- Trust your instincts. If it feels wrong, it is wrong.
If You Have Been Raped:
You may have external injuries such as bruises, cuts or broken bones, or internal injuries. It is important that you seek medical attention immediately. For your own health, go to the emergency room at the nearest hospital. To preserve evidence of the rape, do not shower, douche, change clothes, eat, drink or go to the bathroom. If you need help or someone to talk to, call our 24-hour hotlines at (610)372-9540 or (610)372-7463 (Español).