Victims often feel guilty – they think it’s their own fault. Which it isn’t! No one has the right to force another person to have sex. Even if you’re his girlfriend, or you said yes the last time. And also not because you’re wearing a sexy dress or you let him buy you a drink.
Victims also feel ashamed or embarrassed. You think everyone can tell what’s happened to you. Anyone who’s been forced to have sex against their will feels like this. It’s normal. You’re not overreacting. Your confidence has taken a serious knock, you feel like the world is a lot less safe and friendly place than you thought it was.
You might also feel repulsed by men, or sex, or your own body. If you feel deeply unhappy, depressed or afraid, you should seek help.