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THE TRAUMA OF RAPE
According to my own lame man definition,Rape is the abduction of a woman for sexual purpose which involve forceful penetration into any of the body part such as vagina,anal,oral. It can also be other sexual act that doesn't involve penetration.
The psychological effect of rape on the victim are suicidal impulses,several nightmares,fear of sex,coldness towards life,mourning,low self esteem etc.also the rapist go through some psychological effect such as regret,remorse etc.
If one falls victim of Rape ,the person should seek medical attention,visit a counsellor,report the case to the police immediately and make sure the evidence is been preserved.
However,Rape can be prevented by not allowing oneself to be isolated with a man. Also be careful of whom you allow into your house. Trust your instincts,when you feel uncomfortable around someone take your leave.Act quickly when you are around a rapist either by lying to the rapist that you have sexually transmitted diseases or you can react negatively and forcefully. .