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Why do I want to be raped so bad?

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why do i want to be raped so bad?


Hi there,

Welcome to ask Alex.

You have asked why do you want to be raped so bad. First, we think that it is really brave that you reached out to ask this question as it sounds like this thought is taking up a lot of space in your mind.

We think it is important to first talk about the word rape. Sometimes people may have different understandings of what the word rape means. Any type of sexual activity without consent, is rape. You have a right to know that in Ireland, the legal age to give consent is 17. This means that when you are under 17, you cannot give consent. If a young person is over 17, they still have the right to choose when and to who, they give their consent.

It is normal and healthy to be curious about sex. Thoughts about “wanting to be raped” may be related to guilt avoidance. Sometimes when we come from a background or upbringing where talking about sex is frowned upon or is a taboo, having thoughts about ‘rape’ may help us experience sexual exploration without carrying the guilt or shame of engaging in an act that others may look upon as embarrassing.

You may find it helpful to talk to someone about these thoughts, such a a friend or a trusted adult? We know this can be a hard thing to do as sometimes we may feel embarrassed or ashamed but you have been very brave in reaching out to us. You may find it helpful to contact Childline on our 24- hour listening phone service at 1800 66 66 66. We are always here to listen to you, and we would never judge you, and we can help you come up with some options that are available for you. We also have a webchat service though, just click on the orange Live Chat tab and start a chat. 

I hope you would find this information helpful. 

Take care and bye for now. 


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