Rape Escape Options:
Ultimate Prevention

Ultimately, Rape Escape Options include knowing that a woman facing rape can never be sure if the rapist intends "only" to rape her without further harming or even killing her afterward. If a rapist does become violent with a submissive victim, the escalation is usually sudden and explosive.

If posturing isn’t working, fleeing isn't possible, and outsmarting is falling short, you have two options left: surrendering or fighting

Dare you risk surrendering and putting yourself fully at the mercy of a criminal – or fighting? Only your intuition can guide you. If you do choose to fight, then attack him as described in Fighting Options - Overview.

Ultimately, responding to any violent rapist with an eye-gouging, throat-piercing, testicle-shredding kill-or-be-killed fight for your life may well be your best chance for survival. See Optimal Mindset.

Research from the Australia Institute says that some cultures may share rape-supportive attitudes toward Western women, that there are two types of women – good girls and sluts. And sluts deserve to be raped for dressing in revealing ways or accepting an offer of a lift. Beware of the barbaric attitudes of some alien cultures.

Beware of exposing yourself to some barbaric males when certain clothes impede your running and fighting. Or, think how you would fight in those clothes – such as kicking off your high heels to run or kick. However, that's merely the beginning of a new attitude – which requires your absolute willingness to cause severe injury to a rapist.


A man ambushed a woman on a Chicago street and forced oral sex. She bit off his testicles. Police arrested him at a nearby hospital where they were not re-attached. Now that’s taking a bite out of crime.

A nurse lopped off a man’s penis with scissors when he tried to rape her in Papua, New Guinea.

A serial rapist’s tongue was bitten off during a rape. Fallbrook CA police found Ronald Douglas McGowan Jr.’s severed tongue at the crime scene, but doctors could not re-attach it.

Abi Grant (author of “Words Can Describe”) awoke with serial rapist Greig Strachan on top of her. He threatened to kill her and began punching her. She punched back. He pinned her arms and stuck his tongue in her mouth. She bit hard. He lurched back and she grabbed his penis, squeezed, twisted, and dug in her nails. He went berserk and began punching her again until she used his penis to haul herself up into a sitting position and head-butted his face with all her might. He fled.


Even when erect, a penis is merely soft tissue that's attached to a man's body only by weak, blood-engorged, spongy tissue, skin, nerves, and blood vessels – not by bone, cartilage, ligament, tendon, or anything at all sturdy. The same goes for the testicles and scrotum. Thus, a man's genitalia are extremely vulnerable.

A rapist's genitalia is within reach of the (unbound) victim – either from behind or in front – and many martial artists claim that it can be easily torn off his body. However, a lack of volunteers to test this theory forces it to remain part of martial arts’ lore. Yet, if you think about it, this very same lack of volunteers makes it blatantly obvious that it's far too dangerous for anyone in his right mind to try testing this theory – even a failed attempt could maim him.

So it's a safe bet that a woman ferociously wrenching and squeezing a rapist's genitalia like wringing out a washcloth – even one-handed – will seize absolute control of the encounter. With the utmost irony, his fragile tool of crime suddenly becomes his undoing – truly poetic justice.

Most women don’t realize just how extremely delicate testicles are – so here’s an insight:


Eyeballs and testicles are very similar in sensitivity. Think of how extremely delicate anyone’s eyeballs are – just close one of yours right now and lightly tap its eyelid and feel how vulnerable your eyeball is. Then imagine how excruciating any more force would be (and remember how even an air-borne speck in your eye feels huge and distressing). The sensitivity of testicles is virtually identical. Thus, a rapist's most vulnerable targets are his weakest body parts: his four balls – eyeballs and testicles.

Or, if you're forced to perform fellatio, his penis or testicles can easily be bitten off. Either biting off or tearing off his genitalia will cause a rapist to suffer severe pain, blood loss, reactive shock, and panic. In all likelihood, he'll frantically scramble to get away from you – especially if you keep furiously attacking him until you suddenly flee – and the police will easily find him when he desperately seeks attention at a hospital.

If he tries to kiss you, bite into his lips until your teeth meet – chomp down as hard as possible – then cause maximal damage by vigorously shaking your head side-to-side like a vicious dog shakes its prey. Use that with the Clinch Attack described in Self Defense Techniques. Then, imitating the most ferocious dog you've ever seen, immediately attack him with furious Mixed Strikes to ensure your rape escape. See Fighting Options - Strategies.

His Bodily Fluids

Any time a victim fights back against a rapist, they may cause each other to bleed, thus she risks exchanging her blood or other bodily fluids with his. But few rapists have HIV/AIDS (less than 1 percent of the general population does). Further, a woman biting a rapist with HIV/AIDS/STDs – or fighting back at all – has no more risk of becoming infected than if she were raped by him (again, exchanging bodily fluids).

Only Your Intuition Can Guide You

You may feel that maiming a rapist is too gruesome an act for you. That, of course, is your decision – though you may feel very differently during an actual attack. Yet you still have a very powerful option: grabbing his genitalia with a crushing/wrenching grip and holding on until you can maneuver him into a situation from which you can safely escape – as did Curtescine Lloyd in Rape Escape Options - Overview.

It's not uncommon for a rapist to murder his victim afterward to eliminate the only witness. So you may be fighting for your life as well as to prevent rape. Thus you may need to fight like a maniac – see Stress Control - Optimal Mindset.


To deter a predator - beforehand - carry a Personal Security Alarm (screamer or noisemaker) & Pepper Spray in plain sight. Those pages tell you how to use them most effectively.

See Liability Disclaimer for Self Defense Techniques

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