PSA to Writers:
I’ve been reading a lot of new material on tumblr and something I’ve noticed is that for some reason a common request is the cliche of “you’re being sexually harassed but then you’re rescued”.
I understand that people want to know that if they are ever harassed, that they will be rescued, but here’s a tip to the writers out there: if someone has been sexually harassed and has JUST been rescued, there is an almost 100% chance that they will NOT throw themselves at their rescuer and start making out with them.
Being sexually harassed or almost raped is a traumatizing event and most victims don’t even want to have physical contact with someone of the opposite gender immediately afterwards.
Admittedly, some do depending on their relationship with said person, but usually only a hug or pat on the back.
If you’ve just been almost raped, you’re not going to go and have sex with the next guy who comes in the room, despite what many fanfics and imagines will have you believe.
Also, assuming that you want your imagines to be realistic, there is another aspect of abuse and trauma called a trauma bond that you can research.