On this episode of the Sexology Podcast, we talk about sexual assault and why so many people don’t speak up when these unfortunate things happen with our guest, Dr. Carmen Roman. We cover the overall topic of sexual assault, or more specifically why so many women don’t report.
Sometimes survivors wait to report. Many people get confused as to why someone would do this. A majority of the time, it has to do with shame and guilt. There’s a stigma that ‘only bad girls are getting rape.’ We don’t want to believe bad things happen to good people. Unfortunately, that’s how it is sometimes.
We tend to question the victim and tend not to believe the victim. Even if you know a person or are married to a person, it can still be sexual assault. If you have experienced sexual assault, it’s your choice to decide if you want to report. You should also really consider speaking to a therapist. Note that finding the right therapist can be like buying shoes. You have to try a few pairs on before you find the right fit.
- Emotional barriers around reporting sexual abuse
- Blaming the victim
- Sexual assault while dating
- Having a good self-care system
- Reporting for a minor
- Finding a tribe to support you
- Providing the right to be silent
- Changing this culture
About Dr. Nazanin Moali
Dr. Nazanin Moali is a clinical psychologist, sex expert, sexologist and sex therapist in the Los Angeles area. Dr. Moali has helped couples and individuals overcome sexual concerns, including pornography addiction. Dr. Moali hosts confidential consultation sessions for clients and potential clients in her Torrance and Hermosa Beach offices. You can also book a session with her online, via a secure video-counseling platform.
About Dr. Carmen Roman
Dr. Roman is a seasoned psychologist with more than 25 years’ experience with helping people dealing with sexual abuse and sexual assault. She is a dedicated clinical psychologist who helps parents, families and community leaders who have suffered from trauma, anxiety or stress to manage their emotions guiding them to a harmonious life. Dr. Roman is also the host of bilingual podcast Emotions and Harmony.
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