How can I help protect my teen from acquaintance rape?

Although the blame for rape always lies with the rapist, there are some factors that can increase a teen's risk of acquaintance rape. This include:

  • Frequently drinking to the point of being drunk or unable to resist sexual advances
  • Using recreational drugs that impair judgment or make it difficult to resist sexual advances
  • Outdated beliefs about sexual roles, such as thinking that someone who pays for a date has the right to expect sex
  • Prior history of rape or sexual victimization

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1. What is acquaintance rape?
2. How common is acquaintance rape?
3. How can I help protect my teen from acquaintance rape?