How to say no to sexual overtures of women
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How to say no to sexual overtures of women

Men are usually misjudged to be the perpetrators of sexual advances towards women. Sometimes, they can be the victims of the situation, as well. These situations, although highly uncomfortable, become even more so, when it comes to saying no, without offending her. These are ways to do it.

  1. Be Assertive: If a woman is making a play at getting you into the sack, then you need to be assertive about your needs. Does she make you feel uncomfortable? Do you like her? Are you considering the idea of taking up on her advances? These are some important questions to ask you before making any move. Having come up with those answers, you need to decide the best approach to inform her about your intentions.

  2. Be Direct: Sometimes, saying ‘I’m not interested’, boldly and directly, works like a charm. Most women tend to back off when they know that their advances are not going to be sustained on the other end. Being direct, this way, also makes you appear as a confident person who is in control of his needs.

  3. Say ‘I’m Engaged/Married/In a Committed Relationship’: Women often take back their advances, when they know that you’re sexually unavailable. Stating your relationship status will, thus, help infinitely, in this regard. If you’re committed or engaged to be married, tell her so. This will help clear up any misunderstanding.

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  4. Inform Her of Your Discomfort: If her body language, her gaudy makeup and her revealing clothes are genuinely making you feel uncomfortable, it would be wise to let her know about it. Women tend to put on an attractive front, in hopes of catching the attention of men. If such displays are only making you weary and awkward, be sensitive in your approach in telling her about it. This will help save both of you from an embarrassing situation.

  5. Have a Calm Discussion: If she still persists, try and discuss the inappropriateness of her actions with her. Inform her that the actions, apart from making you highly uncomfortable, are causing her to lose face. Tell her that your feelings for her are completely platonic and that you don’t see chances of a relationship with her. Such an honest confession is bound to make her change her mind about you.

  6. Inform Authorities: If she still doesn’t back off, you need to inform the authorities about her. If this is happening in your workplace, inform your superiors at the earliest, providing details of the encounter. This will keep you protected from any claims of sexual harassment in the future. If matters do not get better, taking legal action against her will be the only way out. Getting a restraining order issued, will keep even the most predatory women, at bay.