Owning Your Sexual Self

61.4- Effects of Sexual Violence

April 29, 2021 Rachel Maine
Owning Your Sexual Self
61.4- Effects of Sexual Violence
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Owning Your Sexual Self
61.4- Effects of Sexual Violence
Apr 29, 2021
Rachel Maine

Welcome back to mini-episode #4 for sexual assault awareness month.

Today we're talking about the physiological & emotional effects of sexual violence of a survivor.

*Information for this episode was taken directly from rainn.org.* To those local to Wayne County Michigan, First Step is a non-profit dedicated to helping individuals of domestic and sexual violence. Their website is firststep-mi.org.


*Trigger Warning: this episode highlights the types of sexual assault & details sensitive information.*

Depression is the first effect of sexual violence a victim can experience.
Experiencing flashbacks is the second effect, triggered by ordinary things.
          Tip:
grounding is very useful when experiencing a flashback. Familiarizing yourself with your surroundings and taking back your control is very beneficial to come back to reality.
Post traumatic stress disorder or PTSD is the third effect a survivor can obtain.
          PTSD:
A disorder in which a person has difficulty recovering after experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event.
The fourth effect a victim can experience is self harm.
A victim could contract a sexually transmitted infection.
A victim may also start to engage in substance abuse.
The seventh effect could be dissociation; a defense mechanism used to cope with the trauma/sexual violence.
Panic Attacks
are also a common effect, a sudden feeling of intense anxiety.
Eating disorders, Pregnancy, sleep disorder, suicide/suicidal thoughts
are also effects a victim may experience after the event of sexual violence.

For more information, help & recourses go to: www.rainn.org or call their 24/7 hotline at
 1(800)656-4673


Connect with Rachel!
Instagram: @The_Rachel_Maine
Website: https://linktr.ee/WellnessSexpertise
Facebook: Rachel Maine
Facebook Group: Owning Your Sexual Self 
Email: [email protected]

Show Notes

Welcome back to mini-episode #4 for sexual assault awareness month.

Today we're talking about the physiological & emotional effects of sexual violence of a survivor.

*Information for this episode was taken directly from rainn.org.* To those local to Wayne County Michigan, First Step is a non-profit dedicated to helping individuals of domestic and sexual violence. Their website is firststep-mi.org.


*Trigger Warning: this episode highlights the types of sexual assault & details sensitive information.*

Depression is the first effect of sexual violence a victim can experience.
Experiencing flashbacks is the second effect, triggered by ordinary things.
          Tip:
grounding is very useful when experiencing a flashback. Familiarizing yourself with your surroundings and taking back your control is very beneficial to come back to reality.
Post traumatic stress disorder or PTSD is the third effect a survivor can obtain.
          PTSD:
A disorder in which a person has difficulty recovering after experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event.
The fourth effect a victim can experience is self harm.
A victim could contract a sexually transmitted infection.
A victim may also start to engage in substance abuse.
The seventh effect could be dissociation; a defense mechanism used to cope with the trauma/sexual violence.
Panic Attacks
are also a common effect, a sudden feeling of intense anxiety.
Eating disorders, Pregnancy, sleep disorder, suicide/suicidal thoughts
are also effects a victim may experience after the event of sexual violence.

For more information, help & recourses go to: www.rainn.org or call their 24/7 hotline at
 1(800)656-4673


Connect with Rachel!
Instagram: @The_Rachel_Maine
Website: https://linktr.ee/WellnessSexpertise
Facebook: Rachel Maine
Facebook Group: Owning Your Sexual Self 
Email: [email protected]