Your Buddy Regularly Touches You or Hits You Non-Consensually
Non-consensual intimate contact is probably the most typical kinds of refusing to respect boundaries within a relationship. I’ve realized that this could be specially typical in a few gay and/or queer communities where the lines between relationship and sexual relationships can be quite blurry.
I’d a buddy whom actually licked me personally (!) non-consensually, for a daily basis. Whenever I asked him to avoid, he told us to “lighten up” and that he did this with “all his most useful friends”(!!).
But, intimate harassment and attack within friendships is very typical across communities. Rape statistics show that almost all sexual assaults really happen between acquaintances.
In a abusive relationship context, intimate harassment and assault tend to be disguised as “banter,”“play,” or “joking around.” Often, we explain this away, saying “he’s exactly like that,” “they don’t mean anything because of it,” or “she always gets handsy when she’s drunk.”
But simply because somebody is supposedly attempting to be funny or as you’ve known one another for decades does not make non-consensual sexual contact alright.
There Is Assault
Personally I think similar to this should really be a no-brainer, but unfortunately, it really isn’t. As a specialist, I’ve seen lots of young ones and teenagers specially who let me know about physical abuse that occurs inside their friendships.
And there’s often some type of explanation because of this. ادامه مطلب …