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Date Rape

Date Rape

In many cases of rape and sexual abuse, the predator is a man the woman is dating. This is commonly called Date Rape or Aquaintance Rape. These are the most common type of rape committed.

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Its Time To Break The Silence

Welcome to "Dancing In The Darkness", an informative and thought-provoking resource for rape, sexual assault, incest, and sexual abuse survivors. As author of this website, I myself am a survivor of rape and I dedicate Dancing in the Darkness to the thousands of other rape and sexual abuse survivors around the world. It doesn't matter if you are a survivor of date rape, stranger rape, marital rape, incest, sexual abuse, or molestation. You are all welcome here.

If you are a survivor of any kind of rape or sexual abuse, I hope you will visit this site and take comfort in it. It is my goal to offer help and support for survivors, their friends, and loved ones.

Dancing in the Darkness serves as a safe haven for rape and sexual abuse survivors to share their thoughts and fears as well as words of hope and courage for others like them. I have shared my story within this site, many other rape and sexual abuse survivors have shared their stories here, and I hope that you will feel safe enough to share your story too. If you wish to talk with other survivors, you are also welcome to join our affiliated message board and chat room, After Silence. I can promise you that you will be heard and supported.

After Silence, online support group, message board, and chat room for rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse survivors.
Join the After Silence support forums and chat room to heal from rape and sexual abuse. You are not alone!

I'm not a therapist. I don't have any specialized training or qualification. I don't have answers or solutions. My knowledge is simply based on my own experiences and can be different from yours in many ways but I believe all rape and sexual abuse survivors are emotionally bonded together. We all went through a traumatic violation of the mind, body and spirit -- and, most importantly, we survived.

Please remember that rape is NEVER your fault. Being forced to have sex, even if you know the person, is rape and it is a crime punishable by law. Rape and sexual abuse survivors don't have to suffer alone or hide their feelings. Your cries and voices need to be heard -- by breaking the silence you can bring an end to abuse. You are a victim no more.

I wish you the very best of luck in your healing journey.

Please stay safe while visiting this site as there are parts that may be triggering and emotionally charged for rape and sexual abuse survivors.

If you need help NOW, call these hotlines for survivors, including RAINN - The Rape Abuse and Incest National Network.

If you are the loved one of someone who has been sexually abused, I sincerely hope you will find this site to be useful in gaining insight on supporting and better understanding sexual violence.

You can contact me at vera.dancing@gmail.com


In The Time It Takes To Read This Page, Another Woman Will Be Raped.

"Rape really is a way of killing a person, but then asking them to get up afterwards. So it's a way of stealing one's spirit, but you're supposed to somehow keep going." (Salamishah Tillet)

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13 Jul 2007: Online support group for survivors

The After Silence - message board and chat room, now includes more features, a better looking interface, and articles to meet the growing needs and changes that have occurred in our online community and chat room.

Posted by V., on 13 Jul 2007.

2 Mar 2007: International Resources for survivors

There are very few resources for survivors available in languages other than English. I'm happy to share two:

Voglia di Volare: the first website created by a survivor in Italian. It includes the author's personal story and numerous articles to help survivors heal.

Poids du Silence: A message board for survivors in French with over 200 users and different sections to share your story, thoughts, ask for help, and more.

Please visit these important websites and support resources for survivors who live in different countries and speak different languages.

Posted by V., on 2 Mar 2007.

16 Jun 2006: The Journey

The Journey: Beyond the Savage, by Susan Kaye Behm, hopes to give new resolve to readers suffering from abuse and equip them with the tools needed to become a survivor and a victor.

Please visit susankayebehm.com for more information.

Posted by V., on 16 Jun 2006.


This site is offered for support of other survivors, it is not meant to be a substitute for any kind of professional help. I don't have any qualifications or training in therapy, I am by no means a professional. I claim no responsibility for the use of this web site, use of content, or content of any links leading from this site. If you are in a crisis situation I urge you to contact your local rape crisis center or health care professional.

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