Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Below are some staggering statistics that none of us should be comfortable with.
Every 107 seconds, someone is sexually assaulted in the U.S.68% of sexual assaults go unreported1 in 6 women is a victim of sexual assault
The damage from sexual assault trauma is difficult and we are unwavering in our commitment to providing our clients with the support and resources they need as they work through the healing process.
According to recent statistics, victims of sexual assault are:
26x more likely to abuse drugs13x more likely to abuse alcohol6x more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder4x more likely to contemplate suicide3x more likely to suffer from depression
Within our current client experiences, there is an 80% sexual assault rate.This does not represent the adult entertainment and sex industry as a whole, but it is an issue we take very seriously with clients who indicate their experience. In our intensive case management program, we do client-focused boundary work, and discuss environmental triggers concerning sexual assault trauma. We also provide a safe space and the time needed to heal through regular therapy sessions and support groups. When more intense and concentrated care is needed, we partner with more than half a dozen thoroughly vetted counselors who specialize in sexual trauma.
Raising awareness, and providing tools and education, is the only way we can fight this epidemic. We stand in solidarity with many organizations working tirelessly to prevent sexual assault, such as RAINN, NSVRC, SARC, and the UNLV Women’s Center.
If you work in the adult industry and need assistance with sexual assault trauma, The Cupcake Girls are here to help! Please contact us at 702-879-8195 in Las Vegas and 503-886-9599 in Portland, or email info@thecupcakegirls.org. You can also request support through our website.
If you have experienced a sexual assault trauma, or know someone who has, and are in need of emergency assistance, there organizations are available to help:
Las Vegas – The Rape Crisis Center Hotline: 702-366-1640Portland – The Sexual Assault Resource Center Hotline: 503-640-5311National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-HOPE (4673)