If you or someone you know has experienced sexual violence, please contact one of these resources for assistance.
In order to maintain a healthy relationship, especially within the BDSM community, we need to be aware of signs of unhealthy behaviour. Of course, these red flags can appear in any kind of relationship–but it’s extra important when you’re in a relationship with a power-dynamic or a heightened risk of injury.
Did you know it’s extremely common for survivors of assault to have rape fantasies? Read about how some survivors use “rape play” as a means to cope with sexual trauma.