Here are some tips that could help you not to become a potential rape victim.
Always keep your phone charged.
Don’t step out with an almost-dead phone. It can be your saving grace, whether you need to call the cops or call your friends and ask them for help.
Be aware of your surroundings at all times.
Parking lots and parking garages are two of the sites that are most often targeted by attempted rapists. These people are predators, so view your surroundings carefully. If you are in a parking lot and feel someone is following you, start making noise talk to yourself loudly, talk to an imaginary person, or pretend to talk on your cell phone. The louder the potential victim, the more the predator is apt to freeze. This doesn’t mean you should become paranoid but be more aware.
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Learn to trust your gut instincts.
If you feel uneasy or unsure in any way, it is in your best interest to get away and get help. Use your instincts and be aware of your freeze instinct.
Stick with your friends.
Wherever you go, show up with a group of friends and leave with that group of friends. Even if you and your friends have ended up at different parts of the party, always know where your friends are and make sure that they see where you are, too.
This stands for Solar-Plexus-Instep-Nose-Groin, the four attack points you should focus on if grabbed from behind. Elbow them in the solar plexus, stomp on the foot as hard as you can, and when they let go, turn around and jam the palm of your hand into their nose in an upward motion, then finish with a knee to the groin. This may disable your assailant long enough for you to get away.
Don’t leave your drink unattended.
Treat your drink like a $100.00 bill. Don’t let anyone hold your drink. Avoid anything that somebody gives you. It could be “counterfeited.” Always hold, keep and get your own drinks. Keep your hand over the top of your drink because it’s easy to drop something into it.
Carry defensive items only if you know how to use them.
Remember, any “weapon” that could hurt a potential attacker can be used against you if you are not well trained and comfortable with it.
Notice and leave identifying marks.
A large bite mark on their face, punctured eyeball, deeply scratched leg, ripped out piercing etc. is easily identifiable, as are memorable tattoos, etc.