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  • When drunk or using drugs, you are more likely to engage in unsafe (unprotected) sex than you would when you are sober. 
  • When partying, make sure that you have easy access to condoms to reduce your risk of pregnancy or getting a sexually transmissible disease (STI).
  • There is a strong association between alcohol and sexual assault, but it does not cause it.
  • If you are sexually assaulted, it is never your fault – it is always the fault of the perpetrator.
  • Sexual assault can be committed by someone you know really well (such as your boyfriend or girlfriend) or by an acquaintance or stranger.
  • When partying, stick with your friends and people you trust and look out for each other.

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Reviewed on: 05-12-2018