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5 Ways to Protect Youself

There is no perfect way to protect yourself, but being prepared can go a long way!


1. Know that you have the right to set sexual limits.
You may have different limits with different people; your limits may change. It's a good idea to know what you want or don't want before you end up in the back seat of a car.

2. Communicate those limits.
Get them across to the other person. If you can't talk about your limits with another person, then you should probably be more cautious anyway.

3. Trust your feelings.
If you feel you are being pressured into unwanted sex or situations, you're right.

4. Pay attention to behavior that doesn't seem right.

5. Be assertive.


This website was modeled after the Aurora Center at the University of Minnesota
May 5, 2009