Sexploration with Monika – Spring Break, Date Rape: Causes and Myths

Spring Break is a time where alcohol and crossed sexual expectations collide, a tragic recipe for date rape. You will be shocked when you hear how many young men don’t even realize that they’ve committed date rape, and just call it “drunk sex.” Author and youth advocate Shelley Stoehr has gathered stories from many victims and near-victims of date rape and hopes that her book “Somebody’s Daughter” will inspire parents and young people to have frank conversations about dating, parties, sex, drinking, and how to trust your intuition. We discuss the myths about sex and gender that perpetuate the sexual minefield and rape culture. One in five young women in college are raped, and only 1% of men who are raped report it. In fact, do we even know how many men, like rapper Lil’ Wayne have lost their virginity in a situation where they maybe they don’t call it rape, and try to joke about it, but they didn’t really want to and were forced into it? What makes media personalities like Jimmy Kimmel minimize and joke about non-consensual sex with an 11-year old? (watch the video) What horrible lessons about sexuality and trusting the opposite sex or future romantic partners does this leave with victims? How can we prevent rape before it happens? April is National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, find out more about prevention, activism, and how to heal at RAINN.org.

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