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What is Sextortion?

Sextortion is an increasingly common form of online extortion and blackmail that has serious and long-term effects. Sextortion is a form of sexual exploitation in...
Jun 10, 2024
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What Is the Freeze Response?

Traumatic incidents such as sexual assault, mass shootings, and other violent crimes generate different stress responses in individuals. While many people go into "fight or...
Jun 06, 2024
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Bikram Yoga: Sexual Assault + Rape Allegations

The popularity of Bikram Yoga is undeniable. From celebrity devotees to people claiming their lives were transformed through this practice, it is no surprise that...
Apr 09, 2024
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Repressed Sexual Abuse Signs

Many of us have experienced deeply distressing events in our lifetimes that our conscious memory has not been able to store properly. Typically, this happens...
Apr 09, 2024
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What is Sexual Consent?

Sexual consent is an important and often misunderstood concept that plays a vital role in all sexual interactions. Unfortunately, many of us are still unaware...
Apr 04, 2024
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What is Victim Blaming? 

Sexual violence significantly alters the landscape of a person's life. Sexual violence survivors face a myriad of challenges after an assault, and their healing can...
Apr 04, 2024
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Sexual Violence Against Racial and Ethnic Minorities

Sexual violence is a pervasive issue in the U.S. and throughout the world. However, the impact of this crime is often uneven, with individuals from...
Oct 04, 2023
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Male Sexual Assault: Resources and Legal Information for Survivors

When we think of sexual assault, we usually assume a female survivor. However, many male survivors of sexual violence suffer in silence. Prevailing stereotypes portraying...
Sep 23, 2023
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Date Rape Drug Symptoms

Date rape drugs are substances used to facilitate sexual assault by incapacitating a person, rendering them unable to defend themselves or even remember the assault....
Aug 03, 2023
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Flashbacks of Sexual Abuse | How to Cope And Heal

Sexual abuse is an abhorrent crime that often leaves survivors with long-term physical, mental, and psychological consequences. In the aftermath of the abuse, and sometimes...
Jun 08, 2023
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Was I Raped?

The #MeToo movement has brought to light the large-scale prevalence of sexual violence in our society. Sexual assault typically refers to situations where a person...
Feb 07, 2023
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Attorney Brad Edwards Featured in ‘Ghislaine Maxwell: Filthy Rich’

The latest documentary to unravel the Epstein sex abuse scandal focuses on the role Ghislaine Maxwell had in procuring young girls and women for Jeffrey...
Nov 29, 2022
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PTSD Resources for Abuse Survivors

Sexual abuse survivors often have a long and difficult road to recovery. Due to the nature of this despicable crime, survivors may feel a complex...
Nov 23, 2022
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LGBTQ Sexual Assault: Statistics, Legal Options and Resources

It is unfortunate that the LGBTQIA+ community faces higher rates of stigma and marginalization. The community is also susceptible to increased rates of hate-motivated crimes...
Nov 21, 2022
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Child Grooming: Identifying Child Predator Warning Signs

Statistics reveal that an unsettling number of children are survivors of child sexual abuse. Child sex abusers may seek out children through schools, church groups,...
Nov 17, 2022
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The Troubled Teen Industry and Sexual Abuse

The troubled teen industry (TTI) has become a multi-billion dollar business in the United States. For decades, parents and caregivers have sent their 'troubled youth'...
Nov 08, 2022
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Human Trafficking Lawsuits

Human trafficking is far more common across the globe and throughout the United States than many assume. This global phenomenon, often hidden from the public...
Sep 27, 2022
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Recognizing Adult Symptoms of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Childhood sex abuse is an unnerving problem in America, with research showing that child protective services substantiate a child sex abuse claim every nine minutes....
Aug 26, 2022
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New York Adult Survivors Act: Frequently Asked Questions

Survivors of sexual assault often face a long and confusing journey after an attack. Many who survive sexual abuse and assault do not know how...
Aug 23, 2022
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Sexual Abuse and Addiction: Unraveling a Complex Relationship

People of all ages, genders, and backgrounds can be affected by sexual abuse. As damaging as sexual abuse is for all who survive it, the...
Aug 19, 2022
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Southern Baptist Convention Sexual Abuse Reckoning

In May of 2022, the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), a group of loosely-affiliated churches and the second largest Protestant denomination in the United States, released...
Aug 17, 2022
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