Never insist on having sex, even if you think she is "leading you on", dresses provocatively, or if you had sex with her before.
If you are getting mixed signals from a woman, stop and ask her directly what she wants.
Use alcohol responsibly. Alcohol and Drugs are implicated in many rapes and diminish our judgment and sensitivity. Being drunk is not a legal defense.
Remember that "no" means "NO". If you do not accept a woman's refusal to consent, you run the risk of raping her.
Do not listen to or tell rape jokes. They help perpetuate attitudes that make acceptance and tolerance of rape easier.
Be a leader. Confront others attitudes and behavior that perpetuates perceiving women as sexual objects or not being equal to men.
10 Ways Men Can Prevent Sexual Assault
Most guys don't commit rape, but every guy can play a vital role in ending sexual and dating violence. It can be something small orsomething large. Whatever you do, you're making a difference. Don't stand on the sidelines.
Credit and thanks to the following colleges and organizations allowing us to utilize their violence prevention information: Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse, Men Can Stop Rape, University of Michigan Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center/U. Health Services, Kansas St. University (Counseling Services and the Women's Center), University of Minnesota Program Against Sexual Violence (The Aurora Center for Advocacy and Education), PAVSA, Safe Haven, MNCASA, and The Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse.
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